Five Go Wild(ish) in Yorkshire

Here’s a photo dump of a Blog, to celebrate a visit by three very good friends from our Campervan days. We met on Friday afternoon at the Filey Country Park car park to do a shortish walk, taking in Filey Brig, a cliff top wander and the seafront.

The weather was blowy to say the least, but didn’t detract from a great opportunity to catch up, although the high tide meant we had to adapt the route slightly to get back to the cars.

Simon headed back in his Campervan to the Flamborough Head campsite, whilst Moira, Mike, Alison and I drove back to Pigeon Pie Barn. The four of us had a trip to the pub for a couple of pints and to collect a curry each, which went down very well back at home.


Simon drove to ours on Saturday morning and, after bacon butties from Lily’s Kitchen, we headed into the Yorkshire Wolds to the village of Thixendale.
We’d found a walk from the Walking the Wolds, dog walking group that headed up the Wolds in a circular route, with some climbing and great views (which would have been much better on a sunny day – it seems our Lancashire friends had brought grey cloud with them from their homes on the wet side of the Pennines).


After a beer in the local pub, The Cross Keys, we drove to the car park above Wharram Percy, a deserted medieval village which was cleared when sheep became more important than people.

I’ll be honest when I say I’m not quite as fit as I used to be, so I was fair jiggerred when we got back to our house. Fortunately, there was time for a chill, before we all headed off to the Piebald Inn in Hunmanby, for an evening of pies and chat.

After breakfast on Sunday morning, our guests left for home, having given us a brilliant weekend – I may have had an afternoon snooze, followed by a leisurely bath, but at least I felt I’d earned it, despite complaints from my knees about those Yorkshire hills.

Here’s to the next time…

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