A Sunny Saturday in Staithes


Storm Kathleen was forecast to batter the western side of the UK this weekend, so it’s fortunate that we now live in the east. We’d been promised the highest temperatures of the year so far, admittedly with 45mph winds, (but we could live with those in the sunshine), so decided to head to one of our favourite places, the beautiful village of Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast.

Staithes is about an hour’s drive from Sherburn, although we stopped en route to visit an antiques place in Thornton-le-Dale, where I bought two Indian Brick Moulds – I haven’t quite worked out where I’ll use them yet but I’m sure inspiration will hit eventually.

Onwards then to Staithes where the sun came out almost as soon as we arrived. We’ve stayed in a cottage on the Cowbar side of Staithes Beck many times, but we’ve not been back since we moved to Sherburn in January 2023.

We managed a pint outside the Royal George and a potter around the shops and galleries. I’d expected it to be much busier, but whilst there were quite a few people about, it wasn’t like the height of summer, when the streets are crowded with tourists.

Last time we stayed there, I recorded a walk around the village on my 360 degree camera, so I’m including it again to give a feel of the place in June.

A Walk Around Staithes

When we’ve been in the past, the walk up to Cowbar Nab has been shut but it was open on Saturday allowing us slightly different views of the village.

The steep walk back to the car park above Cowbar was certainly worth it for a grand day out, finished off perfectly with a trip to Eskdale Fisheries in Sleights for fish and chips.








  1. Pete Baxter

    Lovely village indeed and your photos do it justice, Martin.


    1. Forever Dormo

      I agree fully. A lovely village visited in warm sunshine (just ignore the winds…). Great photos, too.


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