Thursday, 27 January 2022

A bimble in the Yorkshire Wolds

I spent £3 today, crossing the Humber Bridge twice. Still have to pay with a card, I don't know if they will ever go back to accepting cash. It's a nuisance having to park close to the booth to reach the machine and insert the card. I don't have one of those wafting things, I have to punch in the numbers. 
After a short drive bypassing Beverley I turned off on a minor road to Cherry Burton. Found a parking place on a wide road with no restrictions, in the centre of the village. I set off down the road to Etton. Here I had a look at the church, but wasn't able to go inside. As you can see, it is a lovely sunny day. 
Nearby is what used to be the school. It is now a residential house. I spotted the bell, and thought of the time when the children were playing outside and the bell was rung to bring them in. 

The pub has closed, as many of them are going the same way. The brewery is looking for new tenants if anyone fancies it. 

There are lots of lovely little cottages in Etton, and lots of horses. 

A couple of miles out of Etton I picked up the Rail Trail. This is a disused railway line, now a cycle track and can be used by horse riders and walkers. I did a mile or two along there, but was glad to get off because they can get a bit boring with not much to look at. I had a nice chat with some dog walkers. 
There are some nice views over the Yorkshire Wolds. A farmer came into this field pulling a trailer. He opened it up and about a dozen sheep were offloaded. The other sheep in the field came over to have a look at the newcomers. 

I arrived at Kiplingcotes Station. The old signal box is still standing. 

I tried to get a look at the station itself, but it is surrounded by fencing. It is now residential. I suppose the owners want some privacy.  

I took the road through South Dalton Wold, heading for South Dalton village. It passes through the estate of Dalton Hall. Most of it is private, so there is no opportunity to get close to the historical buildings. There are notices saying keep to the road. I got a couple of pics with the zoom. Sheep are wandering about everywhere. 

These looked like massive beasts, all matching black and white. I wonder if they are bulls. 
The sun is starting to go down. 

Leaving the estate and coming into the village there is a very nice olde worlde pub, with accommodation. It's called The Pipe and Glass. Here is a link to their web site. No time to stop. I have been talking to a very nice couple so I must press on.  

Time is getting on but I must take a look at the church in South Dalton. The spire looks amazing. 
Still a bit of light left to take some photo's. 

Fabulous stained glass windows. One at each end. 


As I was walking out of the village I turned round to look back. Just look at that spire.  
It was a very fast walk back to the car. The sun was disappearing behind the trees.  

Just made it  before it got dark. It was a lovely five hour bimble. Ten miles walked. I have gone over the 84 mile target for this month. Four days left to go. 

Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.   ilona

20 comments:

  1. As ever, a very enjoyable bimble for me, as well as for you ilona. I've been across the bridge to the East Riding many a time, but not walked in this particular area. Usually I've been en route to places further afield. Thank you for your efforts on our behalf. Charlie.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. There are lots of villages to explore around Market Weighton/Beverley areas. The only downside is that there aren't enough footpaths which link up to make a circular walk. Some road walking is needed to join the circle. I don't mind that as the minor roads are pretty quiet.

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  2. The cattle are 'belted galloways', sturdy and good for calving outdoors.
    Amanda

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    1. Thank you for that. I wanted to get a closer look but the notices said keep to the tarmac road. Didn't want to get into trouble.

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  3. Oh what a lovely looking day, I hope you had nice temperatures too. The pictures are beautiful and clear. Thank you again for inviting us along. Such beautiful churches, homes and landscape. Thanks again mother!!!

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    1. The weather was ideal. I had my big jacket on which made me too hot at times, but I was thankful to have the hood around my ears when the wind got up on exposed areas.

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  4. Look at the skies in your pictures Ilona. Could be a summers day. We have been blessed with beautiful sunny mornings the last few weeks & it certainly lifts your spirits.
    Take care
    Lynn

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    1. I try not to waste a lovely sunny day by staying in. Sometimes I rush to get out when the start doesn't look too good, then the clouds clear away. Don't want to miss the chance.

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  5. Brilliant photo's ilona💕. I just lovee stained glass window's in churches
    Yes i dislike using card I prefer cash"!! I will carrying on using cash money as long as I can ,, I'm old school but prefer it that way

    Happy Day's Levi xxx 👍😻

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    1. The windows are fabulous. The work that has gone into making them is well worth the effort.

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  6. The black and white cows are Belted Galloways, native to where I live, very hardy, docile beasts, great mothers, easy calvers, the cows are fairly hefty as well as the bulls, a good sturdy breed. There are other colours of Galloways, but the Belties are the most iconic. Certainly looks like a couple of bulls at least, but will be a mixed herd I should think. I could watch sheep for hours :)

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    1. Thank you for the cow information. I love the chunkiness of them. You have made me gooooglie it. There is a web site just for them.

      http://www.beltedgalloways.co.uk/

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  7. Hasn't the weather been glorious for January? The days are definitely getting longer and I'm making the most them. Lovely pictures Ilona.

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    1. Hello Sally. I have noticed an extra hour daylight. I'd best still carry a torch, just in case.

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  8. Hi Ilona, lovely pics! I lived in Yorkshire for ten years, first in Huggate and then Market Weighton, and worked in Driffield and Pocklington. Eventually got homesick for the Welsh mountains, though, and came home. Miss my old workmates sometimes, they were a good crowd.
    Eliza from Wales.

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    1. Hello Eliza. I have walked in those areas you mentioned. Easy to get to from south of the river. I have stayed in B & B's in Pocklington and Market Weighton when I have been passing through on a long walk. I might get to Wales in the summer.

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  9. That's a beautiful blue sky in the top pic and I'd love to live in the school with the bell intact. I just wonder if it rings by itself in high winds?

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    1. I wonder if high winds would knock the chimney stack down. It looks pretty old. A lot of small village schools have been sold off and converted to houses.

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  10. Wow!! What a beautiful posting. Your photos are gorgeous!! The cathedral views were beautiful, and since I am in GA, USA raising cattle, I enjoyed seeing the "belted galloways'!! You are quite the photographer, so thanks for sharing!! Mary An Cauthen, GA, USA

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I'm glad you like my photo's. I enjoy looking for new and interesting things to snap. I love to get them on the computer and pick out those which work well, and throw out the ones which are not very good. I hope I see some more of those Galloways, and get closer next time.

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