Friday, 2 December 2016

A walk in North Yorkshire with my buddies

Hello. I've had a day out today, with my walking buddies, Paul and Paul. I was designated as the driver, because the plan was to call in a pub on the way home, the two boys like a drink, and I'm not bothered. A 7am start was planned, and although I was up early enough I tried to cram too much in the time I had allowed for getting myself ready. A misjudgment on my part, maybe it was the hair washing that made me a bit late. It's hard to get ready on time when I have three kids to think of, ha ha. 
We went over the bridge into North Yorkshire. Past Beverley and Malton, to Welburn, a small village just off the A64. A parking spot was found next to the church. Paul was leading the way so we set off across the fields. 
Here we are going into pretty Wood, it's not far from Castle Howard.

In the middle of the wood is this monument, The Four Faces.

Over there is the Mausoleum, we are now on the Castle Howard estate.

This is the closest we got to Castle Howard, the walk took us around the outer perimeter of the grounds.

This is the Temple of the Four Winds. We were lucky with the weather, it was gloriously sunny.

A good photo opportunity.

The Centenary Way footpath took us into the village of Coneysthorpe. 
Lovely little cottages, and a big wide village green.

The path took us through Coneysthorpe bank wood.

 Looks like this dead tree has been struck by lightening..

Time for a quick pose. 
We did a circular route of 11 miles, and got back to the car before it started to get dark. I have found this web site with more photo's of the area we were walking in, there are some smashing photo's on it.

Paul had a pub stop in mind at Goodmanham, just outside Market Weighton. The first photo I took without the flash, this shows how dark and cozy it was. Candles on the tables, log fires, it had a real homely feeling about it.

The rest of the photo's I put the flash on so you can see all the nicknacks lining shelves and hanging on the walls. It was very olde worlde, and had a good atmosphere.

We hit a massive traffic jam on the way back, queuing on the A63 going towards Hull, for the turn off for the Humber Bridge. Not sure what caused that.

I've been to the Village Hall tonight to help set up the tables for tomorrow. It's been a busy day, and I am pooped, so I'll love you and leave you and say Goodnight.
Toodle pip.


  1. Wow .... what a fantastic walk! I don't get envious very often but I'm envious right now LOL I would LOVE to take a walk like that around the surrounding areas of Castle Howard. Great pics - thanks for posting them! That is just an amazing walk, I'm blown away. You look very fit.


  2. It looks like you had lovely weather for your walk, and what a nice pub. It makes me quite homesick looking at your photos.

  3. You made good use of the fine weather! At this time of the year, one should go out as soon as the sun is shining, if possible.

  4. I adore Castle Howard - what a lovely surprise to read about your lovely day. And, you say, there's more to show - brill. Natalie

  5. Sounds like a lovely walk and your photos are nice to see. The pub certainly looks Cosy. Glad it was sunny it was quite a damp day here. I spent the morning making cards with a group of 5 ladies and in the afternoon after a delicious ploughmans lunch at my friends, myself and 4 other ladies cut,sorted and planned sets of fabric for the patchwork group to make Linus quilts next week. We are very lucky twice a year our WI Federation are given several huge boxes of shirt samples in various sizes. The shirts are made for "Designer Labels" and samples vary in size but we make good use of them. It was a good fun afternoon. Hope your fair goes well today. I am of to work 5 hours in the hospice charity shop.
    Enjoy the day,
    Hazel c uk

  6. Great walking country! Earlier in the, we led our U3A group on a walk in the area visiting most of the places you passed and also parking at Welburn church! Some places round there can be very wet after prolonged spells of heavy rain, but it hasn't been too bad lately, so no doubt you were OK. As an alternative to the pub, there is a very good cafe in Welburn selling tasty looking cakes and bread baked on the premises. Thanks for reminding me of a good day out!

  7. Saying hello from Wales (I am an occasional lurker on your blog). What a grand place for a walk, and such a lovely pub stop on the way home too. I've only ever seen Castle Howard in the distance when we passed on our way to Scarborough (my husband has family roots there, 2 generations ago) when our grown up children were much smaller.

    I'm glad to see your red hair colour is lasting well!

  8. You were not far from us yesterday, Ilona - Beverley, approx 13 - 14 miles, Market Weighton just a little further. Lovely piccies.

  9. Ohhhh, the pub prices - so cheap! I'm used to London prices! :) xx

  10. Wha a gorgeous day out you had. It was lovely and sunny when I set out this morning but it's gone quite grey and gloomy now so I think we are in for more rain. Hope you got a good night's sleep!

  11. Oh my golly, that pub is like something in my Christmas dreams. It's summer here and it's very outdoorsy, which is lovely, but oh there's something about an English pub....I remember them well from my childhood.


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