Saturday, 25 June 2011

Moonbeams Folk Festival on the Yorkshire Wolds

A Yorkshire Wolds brewery is the location for the Moonbeam Wold Top Folk Festival that takes place place on 8th and 9th July 2011. Details can be found here -

A combination of the Yorkshire Wolds landscape, good beer and music makes this sound like an idyllic summer festival. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Beer Festival on the Yorkshire Wolds

Driving home tonight I noticed a sign at the side of the road advertising a Beer Festival at the Gait Inn, Millington on 1st, 2nd & 3rd July 2011. 

The Gait Inn is a traditional pub that serves good beer and good pub grub. The last time I visited I recall I had a decent pint produced by York Brewery although I don't recall the specific name. Millington itself is a good starting point for several walks around that part of the Yorkshire Wolds.

A long walk and a trip to the beer festival to sample a few sounds like a good idea to me. Time to get that one in the diary. I expect it will be well worth a visit if you've got the time.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Driffield Show 2011 - the other Great Yorkshire Show

Driffield Show takes place on 20 July 2011 this year. The show is well worth a visit as it's a great chance to see many features of rural life. Watching performances, stock judging and show jumping in the main show "ring" provides an opportunity to sit down and take the strain off your feet once you've wandered round the pitches of the many exhibitors. These exhibits range from massive pieces of agricultural machinery to fine Yorkshire Wolds produce.

The show is hosted by Driffield Agricultural Society and takes place at their showground on the outskirts of the town.

If you're planning to visit why not consider travelling by train? We did last year. The traffic around the showground can be considerable with tailbacks building at peak times. We parked in a quiet car park at one of the many village stations on the Hull - Scarborough line. The showground is about a five minute walk from the station and last year shuttle buses were running too. We even got a discount on entry for using the train. We'll be travelling by train again this year.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Summer Evening Skies

Sunset after an evening of heavy rain showers gave two contrasting skyscapes over the Yorkshire Wolds tonight.

 Stormy early evening sky
Colours of sunset

Monday, 6 June 2011

Glorious Early Summer Evening

Snapped this picture earlier of a great early summer evening on the Yorkshire Wolds.

Sent from my Nokia phone

Photo's taken in the Leavening Area

Photo's taken on a walk we did whilst visiting Deepdale nr Leavening on the western edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Trip to the Peak District

Snatched a quick trip to the Peak District a few days ago. Really enjoyed the area. A rival to the Lake District to me in terms of features even if the Lakes are man made. We stayed at the Samuel Fox Country Inn - A well sited pleasant place to stay. Featured in Conde Nast Small Hotels. 

Here are a few photo's:

Mam Tor

Wynatt's Pass


Rock field on edge of Kinder Scout

Route of steep descent from edge of Kinder Scout

Langsett Reservoir