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