Saturday, 18 July 2020

I'm off out for an afternoon walk.

After putting the tent up on Wednesday and having a bit to eat, it was time for walkies. The sky looked a bit grey after the downpour so I put my new jacket on in case there was any more rain to come. I think it was about 3pm when I set off. With the long daylight hours there was no need to rush back for anything. I had picked out a possible route on the map. Across the road from the site was a footpath along the edge of a field. Here is a link to the Thornthorpe Caravan Park by the way,  it's midway between Langton and Menethorps a few miles south of Norton/Malton in Yorkshire. 
http://thornthorpecaravanpark.co.uk/

The footpath took me to Langton village. I always like to take a picture of a church. Most churches are not open at the moment so no chance to see inside. 
The villages in these parts have lovely cottagey type houses. Very pretty. 

I walked out of Langton on the road. After the downpour the fields and paths were very wet. A lot of paths were very overgrown with weeds, thistles, and nettles. The stiles and gates were not very well maintained. I ended up climbing over gates where the locking mechanism had seized up. At least I know my new boots are waterproof. In fact I stayed on the road for the rest of the walk. I had identified a route that would fit in more or less exactly with the time I had left. I came into Birdsall. The church there sits high on a hill, and can be seen from different angles from the road which bends around it. I thought this view was the best.

Around the bends I went, and up a hill towards Burythorpe. Just as I came out of the trees I found this amazing view across several fields. I love the blend of different shades of green. This could be a picture perfect basis for an applique landscape. 

Several cyclists came past me going up the hill, standing on their pedals. That must have taken some hard work to get to the top. Here is the last one lagging behind a bit. 

I could see there was a church in Burythorpe but decided not to walk up the lane to see it. However, just as I was walking along the main street I noticed the church between two houses, and thought this would make a nice picture if I zoomed in a bit. I particularly like the bell tower. 
I passed through Kennythorpe, still on the road, and back to the camp site. So, what's cooking for dinner tonight. Easy to warm up on a small camping cooker. The taste was a bit bland so I put a slice of cheese in it, and bulked it out with a slice of seeded bread. That filled me up nicely. 

It was getting on for 8.30pm by this time. so I sat in my car and did some stitching on a new art project. Bed time at 10pm. I have checked the miles on bikehike.co.uk and this one today was 7.5 miles. It didn't rain again so I needn't have worn the jacket. I was a bit hot and folded it up and put it in the backpack. 
More to follow. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

13 comments:

  1. Great to see you used a Camping and Caravan club site. We are members of the Caravan club as well as they have a five van site near my daughter. We want simple sites in the country that are quiet and don't cost to much.

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  2. Beautiful views, worth going camping for.

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  3. You have been close to where we live which is in the village of Westow. My husband is the vicar of the churches you mentioned, it is very sad that they can’t be open at the moment but we have to keep everyone safe. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay, there are lots of lovely walks in the area.

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    1. That's amazing, I went through Westow. Look for the next instalment

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  4. It must have been lovely to get away after lockdown.
    Arilx

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    1. Yes it was. Really nice to see some different countryside.

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  5. So pleased you had a little break and you had a lovely looking pitch.
    Hazel c uk 🌈🌈🌈

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  6. Enjoyed the pictures of the beautiful countryside.

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  7. The suffix -thorpe seems to crop up a lot in that peaceful part of Yorkshire.
    -thorpe = village or farmstead (from the Norse languages brought to England by The Vikings)

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  8. Weather forecast is looking not too bad for you; enjoy your trip!

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  9. I love looking at old style cottages in villages, there aren't many of those in Australia, anything really old is either alone way out in the middle of nowhere, or subsumed by the city where it began.

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  10. I absolutely LOVE Your new car. The colors is beautiful!!!

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