|Thatched cottages at Warter|
|Junction with Cobdale Lane|
Not long after the road joins up with Cobdale Lane that goes up to Huggate I was thinking what a great place for views - to the west you could see down in to the Vale of York and to the east across to the coast. This probably represented a view of sixty miles or more. I saw that someone else had had the same idea as a car was parked at the side of the road and a man was taking pictures. As I passed I remarked about it being a great place for pictures and we and the man's wife started talking. As it turned out the gentleman had, what must have been quite a number of years ago, lived in York and used to cycle across the Wolds to Bridlington. They were navigating using a dog-eared RAC atlas that must have been at least 50 years old that the man had used, pinned to his handlebars, to navigate around the wolds many years ago. As it turned out the couple now lived in Italy and had visited York to see their son graduate the day before and were taking a one day trip down memory lane. They knew of David Hockney's work in painting Yorkshire Wolds landscapes and being not far from Warter I showed them the location where he had painted his "Bigger Trees near Warter" (My Bigger Trees Near Warter). We then bade each other farewell and went on our way.
|Red Kites over the Yorkshire Wolds|
|Felling Operations - Yorkshire Wolds|
As I crossed the lane I noticed the car from earlier parked further up the road and more photos being taken. I waited and after a short while the couple drove up to me. They'd not managed to find the location of the picture so I gave them some more directions and advised them that the trees aren't that near Warter and they'd need to go a little further out of the village to find them than they'd previously tried. They turned round and headed back to Warter. I really hope that they found the site of the picture.
|Entrance to Warter|
I reckoned that I'd done somewhere around 9 miles across this fantastic piece of countryside and I'd really enjoyed this part of my day off.