Tag Archives: North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Gliding Club, Sutton Bank

Yorkshire Gliding Club, Sutton Bank is one of my favourite Yorkshire haunts and a ‘high point’ of any trip to Yorkshire. A two mile walk from the visitor centre will take in some of the best scenes in Yorkshire, as well as the gliding club, the famous white horse of Kilburn, and part of the Cleveland Way.

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The White Horse of Kilburn looks out across the whole of the county, the scenery is truly stunning, with a vista towards the Dales and beyond on a sunny day. The glidiers of course are an added bonus!

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On the 20th April 1934, the British Gliding Association recognised the venture and the Yorkshire Gliding Club was formed. In 1937 another distinguished aviator joined the YGC. Amy Johnson, who was later to become famous for her power flying exploits around the world, joined the club after having gained her Silver ‘C’ at Dunstable.

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Looking up at the clouds and the gliders in the sky is on of my favourite passstimes, on a day like yesterday, there is no finer way to spend a couple of hours in North Yorkshire!

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Ivy House Farm, Borrowby

Being Archers Addicts and living in North Yorkshire, we had to get down to Ivy House farm, Borrowby near Thirsk this Sunday to make the most of ‘Open Farm Sunday’ and give us some perspective before the 7.00pm Archesrs broadcast shattered our dreams and told us how David would have done it…

What a lovely little farm this was; just up the road from Thirsk and a nice spot to stop before going on to Sutton bank for a walk.

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Ivy House Farm was a fitting setting for a family day of fun with small children and animals running around in equal measure.

Foe me, the pigs were the stars of the show, both the noise pink ones, and the hairy more laid-back variety – they are such fun to watch and loved to perform for the camera!

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Poultry young and old was also everywhere you looked…from the chickens in the yard, having a dust-bath before being chased by kids, to the chicks only a few days old, being passed around by eager hands.

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All in all, a lovely afternoon, well done to the workers and owners, a lot of child-friendly hard work had made this farm a nice place to visit – and it’s always good to understand where your plate of bacon and eggs started off.

 

 

 

 

Fountains Abbey and a Boxing Day walk

Little Red Robin

Little Red Robin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pictures should say it all, fresh air, no shops, no sales, no internet, no crowds,no television; just the beautiful countryside.

Every year on Boxing Day, after a short service, hundreds of pilgrims walk from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal, just as the pilgrim monks did in1132; what better thing to do but join them?

Our Christmas presents to each other were to renew our NT membership and get out and about more across Yorkshire in the new year, so lets start on our own doorstep at this amazing place.

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Multi colours at Fountains Abbey

Multi colours at Fountains Abbey

Multi colours at Fountains Abbey

fountains abbey mrs B in grounds of Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal

Swans in grounds of Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal

Swans in grounds of Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal

Chair in grounds of Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal

Chair in grounds of Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal

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Studley Royal

Studley Royal gardens

Studley Royal

Studley Royal gardens

Studley Royal gardens

Food and drink in Studley Roger for pilgrims on Boxing Day

Food and drink left out for pilgrims on Boxing Day