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North York Moors
Member Name: maidmarion
North York Moors
Date: 10/07/01, updated on 13/07/01 (916 review reads)
Advantages: refreshing break.
I have had 2 holidays in the North Yorkshire moors,they are a unique place to go .
In fact a lot of people would benefit from exploring this wonderful island of ours ,instead of going abroad for their vacation.
Both times I visited the moors I camped on sites and toured the area,the first site I stayed on was a on an old steam Railway station ,in I think it was Sutton -le- hole,its a few years ago so I will look that up and add on end of opinion.
The moors are full of heather and grazing goats and coming to this area from the south of England the moors seem huge.There are tiny little villages dotted here and there ,and the North yorkshire steam Railway runs right through the middle of the moor,I did have one journey on this Railway ,and the scenery is breathtaking.Hope this has been helpful.
This Journey commences at Pickering and ends at Goathsland,yes your righ there are a lot of goats in that particular place.
There is one more stop after Goathsland but I didnt take it because it is very steep.
There is a tea place at Goathsland,so those that dont want to do the last leg of the Journey can stop off the train and have a welcome cup of tea and light refreshments.
By the way the whole area has very steep hills that was one thing I found taxing,some people might find this exciteing.
The air is very good ,so it is a very healthy place to stay and such variety .
I visited Whitby on the coast ,Robin Hoods bay,and Scarborough all sell very tasty fish and chips,with large seagulls drooling on the roofs.
Scarborough has those famous donkey rides on the beach fun for all the family.
Robin hoods bay is a romantic little place,with a winding cobbled path that goes down to the sea .
Little shops are on this small winding path,its the sort of place that would have been used by smugglers many years ago.
Whitby has lovely beaches ,and is a good pl
ace for families to go .Also nice eating places antique shops,Whitby is famous for its jet ,a black semi precious stone loved by the victorians.
Whitby also has and a good launderette,which is helpful if you are camping.
The Campsite I was on mentioned earlier was cosy and had some showers,you should find camping sites on AA or Rac maps.Or just look for signs.
The second holiday I had was in Keighly ,wuthering heights country ,in fact we ended up camping on a hill opposite the famous rock featured in Wuthering Heights story.We found a farm onthe opposite hill because there were floods in the valley,something to remember if you visit ,keep to the hills if there are floods.
Keighly has the famous Railway used as site for the first Railway children film.
I remember that camping site,I mentioned earlier was Thornton in the Dale,(not Sutton le Dale), a very pretty place,they make monster bakewell tarts there in a little patisserie ,and the northern version of custard tarts with currants in .You certainly learn the meaning of up hill ,down dale in this part of the UK.
If you dont want to camp I have seen cottages to let in the Lady magazine.They are made of stone along with the walls ,that lovely pale stone .
In Bronte country over by Keighly there is one of those steep cobbled hills one of Keighly stations is at the bottom.I went on the Keighly Railway it has several small tunnels ,there are some nice Pubs in Keighly and another venue for fish and chips,they cook some of the best in Yorkshire.
Bishop Monkton is a nice little village,with little steams running down the main street,we camped on a farm surrounded by sheep in a field .When we arrived there we had some of that northern hospitality,and we were handed a mug of tea by the farmer and his wife,this is something southerners lack,and could learn from.There is a nice pub in Bishop Monkton that also cooked nice meals.
of the towns further down going south hold markets .
The holiday was totally unplanned it was quite exciting at the time to just follow your nose and see and discover as you travel.
You do need a good map and the moors can get tricky if it gets misty so have your map to hand at all times ,or you might want to plan the whole trip ,the phone numbers heading this opinion should be helpful.
This area is refreshing and beautiful.
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