I love the Stag of North Stainley; a sculpture constructed entirely of bicycle parts, creating our village symbol, the Stag of North Stainley and the Staveley family; made by local folk to celebrate the Tour de France passing through the village in 2014.
The Stag of North Stainley comes alive at Christmas time with a red nose and the village Christmas tree lit up in close proximity.
Stag of North Stainley
Thought you may like some snaps I took of the Stag of North Stainley today.
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.