Standing on the top of 600 foot high cliffs overlooking the North Sea sits the village of Ravenscar, the ‘town that never was’, or the Victorian dream that failed.
Ravenscar is situated mid way between the popular seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast. Go there and you will find the infrastructure and remains of a town...
Find out more at https://www.thetownthatneverwas.co.uk/
The North York Moors Railway is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire running through the National Park. Find out more and see the latest news and events at https://www.nymr.co.uk/. If you can't make it this time, check out the NYMR Eric Treacy LMS 5428
The North York Moors National Park is home to the nation's favourite national trail: the Cleveland Way. The 109 mile long route meanders through dramatic coastline and heather moorland, whilst offering stunning views of castles, ancient stone crosses and fishing villages tucked into tiny coves, it really does have it all!
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way
For inspiring walks and events, see:
Come and stay at Alpha Holiday Cottage and St Hilda's Apartment, both are a short walk from the Cleveland Way. www.yorkshirecoasting.co.uk
April 2019 saw Whitby Abbey reopen following a major project to improve the visitor centre, museum and interpretation across the site. Great ammonite devices to explore the finds. Inspiring place to explore.
Come and stay: www.yorkshirecoasting.co.uk
Whitby Goth Weekend is well worth experiencing either as a participant or a voyeur. . You'll be amazed by the wonderful costumes.
ext weekend event is 25 Oct 2019, then in 2020 dates already set for 24 April and 30 Oct.
Come and stay with us at www.yorkshirecoasting.co.uk
Beautiful blue skies and spectacular views throughout. Easy two mile stroll (with some slight inclines) from Alpha Cottage, stopping at the penfold for a brew!
Tried another painting of the moors this week, based on a photo I took last August on the moors above Goathland station while we were waiting for a train back to Whitby. The heather was in full bloom and very striking shades of pink and purple contrasting with the dark vegetation. I used layers of acrylic paint and spray paint to build up textures.
See more of my artwork. Some items for sale, this one already has a home!
Rievaulx Abbey, near Helmsley, was the first Cistercian monastery in the north of England, founded in 1132 by twelve monks from France.
Its remote location was well suited to the order's ideal of a strict life of prayer and self-sufficiency with little contact with the outside world.
Now managed by the English Heritage, it is an inspiring place, well worth a visit. A tour by Brother Antony is not to be missed!
An easy day trip from Alpha Cottage and St Hilda's Apartment
A walk from Alpha Cottage early evening tonight was just beautiful with bright blue skies. It is good to see so many visitors here enjoying the Spring. PS Yes, they are surfing dudes walking up the hill!
.I have grown to love the sea wall at Robin Hoods Bay, especially when the sun fall on it and the sky is blue (which happens often!). I love the colours and the weathering of the concrete.
This large concrete wall was put up in the 1970s and has largely stopped erosion along the southern part of the village.
More information can be found on this document by the North York Moors National Park: Robin Hoods Bay: Coastal Erosion and Geology