East Yorkshire Holiday September 2013
On the way up to Yorkshire from Derby, we stopped off, as we have done several times in the past, at Howden, with its splendid half-ruined minster church. We then visited the Bempton Cliffs Royal Society for the Protection of Birds reserve, with its spectacular chalk cliffs and gannets. Then it was on to Whitby, where we stayed a few days. We had one day, again looking round this beguiling seaside town. Another day found us on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which is run by volunteers. Our train was hauled by the world fampous engine, Sir Nigel Gresley, from Grosmont near Whitby to the old town of Pickering, with its castle and a parish church noted for its extensive medieval wall paintings. On the way back to Derby, we stopped off at Selby, where we enjoyed the maginificent medieval Abbey, one of the finest churches in Britain. The weather throughout our holiday was cool, sometimes wet, but this didn't spoil our enjoyment of this special corner of our country.
Sep 23, 2013