Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tour de France, North Stainley

North Stainley is a place I could see myself living in. A small  Trumpton-like village four miles north of Ripon on the A6108, it has a lot going for it.

A couple of recent trips have left me feeling that this is a propper community where everyone is propper Yorkshire; friendly and helpfull. The seem to be happy families, a relatively solid and stable population, and a lot of things to do in the surrounding area.

This is a village that looks a bit like Trumpton with many new houses arranged around a cricket pitch, village hall, church of England school and church. We first visited in June 2014 and then came back to camp at Lightwater Valley theme park, situated next door to the village and join in the fun as the Tour de France passed through on the 1st day of the tour en route from le Grande Depart in Leeds to a Harrogate finish on the Stray.

There will be more pictures once I update my blog.

West Tanfield