Saturday, 29 May 2021

Last look at Goathland

Hello. It's Bank Holiday Saturday and the weather is looking good. I will be staying local. I got my shopping in last night so that chore is done. I might go for a walk, or I might play in the garden and summerhouse. I will make it up as I go along. 
This is the Mallyan Hotel on the main road going into Goathland. To the right of it is a gate leading to a path, which goes to the waterfall. Many many steps to go down, then come back up. 
I peered over the wall into the back garden. They have installed four pods for dining parties. Each one has table and chairs, and lights, for those who want to book one for a private party. 
Cottages in Goathland. 
Aidensfield Stores was not open, I think the frontage is just for show. As it was when Heartbeat was being filmed. 
The main shopping street. Nice and quiet when I was there, but I bet it is a lot busier on a sunny Bank Holiday. I made a video of Scripps Garage and the Hotel, but it was so wobbly I deleted it. 
I was walking along the Rail Trail when I came across this row of cottages at Esk Valley. At the far end of it is the railway line. 
Sadler House, a lovely spot not far from the railway. 
I was tempted to level this photo, I don't like wonky skylines, but this is how it was, on a slope. As you can see I was lucky with the weather. 
Heading down through the woods towards the Spout. A carpet of blue. The path was atrocious, a deep gully full of rocks. 
A wonky tree. I am drawn to things which aren't quite perfect. 
And to finish, three coloured lines on the map for three walks totalling 22 miles. The camp site is bottom right where three colours meet. 
Where shall I go next. I will check the maps and find another farm camp site somewhere out of the way off the beaten track. 
Now it's time for lunch. I have some stew I made yesterday. Thanks for popping in, enjoy your weekend. Toodle pip.   ilona


  1. Hello Ilona, thank you for beautiful photos, niec and hard walk, congratulations and greetings, have a nice Sunday

    1. Thank you. It's sunny again today, Sunday. I am going outside now.

  2. Thank you for sharing your little holiday with us.You have captured some beautiful photos.I bet you cant wait to go on your next trip.Because of Family commitments,at the moment I am only managing days out with the free bus pass....but we can go many moles with it...even Coventry,Northampton,we can explore other areas!.And its all free!!,I never thought I would say it...but I am loving being 66,lol.xx

    1. Enjoy your bus pass days out. I used mine for just that when I first had it. It sets you free.

  3. Do you celebrate Memorial Day like USA? This is a big weekend for us. Blessings to you.

    1. We do have some Memorial Days, but I don't know when they are or what they are for, except of course the BIG one, Poppy Day.

  4. Lovely photos especially where Heartbeat was filmed a favorite place of mine.
    Had a nice out yesterday with D and family youngsters in a village near St.Albans weather was just right.
    Enjoy the weekend everybody.
    Hazel 🌈🌈

  5. I've so enjoyed looking at your wonderful inspiring photos Ilona, seems like you had a great time in a fab place.


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