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Plenty to see on Wolds walk

Burton Fleming lies in a shallow dip of the Wolds about 7.5 miles north-north-west of Bridlington, and three miles north of Rudston. Standing beside the Gypsey Race, it has occasionally been flooded along streets close to the inn. Legend claims that the Gypsey Race only flows strongly when some disaster is imminent!

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Country Diary: Symbol of the British monarchy

Country Diary: Symbol of the British monarchy

With Michael’s ‘official’ retirement as gardener at Montrosa’s Residential Home in May, some changes were inevitable. Thankfully, all welcomed the suggestion we continue gardening in a voluntary capacity. We wasted no time in waving goodbye to spring’s floral attributes, and re-furbishing walls and trellis, alcoves and patio with Michael’s hanging baskets and displays for summertime.

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Fylingdales Moor at Jugger Howe

Your Day Out: Jugger Howe Nature Trail

Michael found a delightful leaflet, ‘Discover Moorland and Wildlife,’ in our local library. It is produced by the Hawk and Owl Trust, and I’m sure many will share our enthusiasm and enjoy the moorland trek.

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Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Triathlon: a word that strikes fear into couch potatoes everywhere. For many, the idea of swimming 1,500 metres, cycling 40k and running 10k back-to-back fills them with dread.

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The red lily beetle, has become more widespread in the UK over the last three decades.

Country Diary: The heat is on in late spring

Late spring has been remarkable for high temperatures. Our worker bees have been busy bees indeed. With fields of oilseed rape, orchards and hedgerows laden with blossom, and both wild and cultivated flowers to visit, there’s been a real honeyflow.

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Baneberry in flower.

Country Diary: Baneberry site visit was encouraging

‘After the sun, the rain, After the rain, the sun.’ Yes, this is the way of life since the world began, and thankfully no-one can change that! The countryside has resumed its freshness and multi-coloured shades of green. Wonderful!

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A view of Lealholm village.

Your Day Out: A charming treasure hunt

Of all the lovely villages visited, Lealholm is possibly the most charming, and a much loved one in Eskdale, which is famous for its largest rock gardens in England! They apparently follow the winding river which flows through Crunkly Gill over huge boulders, and by banks overgrown with flowers and ferns, and shaded by trees.

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Early purple orchids in bloom.

County Diary: Countryside scene is changing dramatically

Mid-May, and once again I thrill to the screaming party of swifts. It’s a common summer migrant, distinguished from swallows and martins but its sooty brown plumage, long scythe-like wings and short tail. Its torpedo-shaped body contributes to its rapid flight.

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The ford and duck pond on Barmoor Lane, Scalby.

Your Day Out: Elevated views of coast

The Tour de Yorkshire has certainly stimulated increased interest in cycling. With this in mind, the 4.5 ‘circular’ route may be appreciated by walkers, cyclists and car-owners alike. Following country lanes throughout, it has ascents and descents providing excellent views over the countryside to the coast.

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Stinging nettles contain a number of health relieving ingredients including iron, folic acid and histamine.

Country Diary: Memories of the first taste of nettle soup

What was so special on Tuesday August 2, 1960? Well, I arose at 4.40am on Bardsey Island, and walked to the North Cliff to record bird movement. I’d been awarded two weeks’ holiday there, along with four Dutch naturalists; two Germans; a Swedish lad, and an English couple, for the sole purpose of recording flora and fauna on this remote island off the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales. What an adventure it proved to be!

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Relax and enjoy the views across Cloughton cricket field towards a gorse-clad hillside.

Your Day Out: Remarkable panorama

The village of Cloughton, from where this walk starts, is about 4.5 miles north of Scarborough and one mile from the coast.

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Take a break beside the River Seven and enjoy the views towards the village of Sinnington.

Your Day Out: Explore picturesque Sinnington

Sinnington is a village two or three miles west of Pickering just off the A170 Scarborough to Kirkbymoorside road. On the village green is a high maypole, and along the west side of the green flows the River Seven. Visit the church, with Saxon fragments in its walls; see the old tithe barn – now the Hall, and view the attractive village hall. Lovely walks abound in the area, and the inn provides welcome refreshment. From the stone bridge over the river, the village presents a most picturesque appearance.

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View from the old Alum works looking over the golf course towards Raven Hall Hotel.

Your Day Out: Breathtaking coast views

Ravenscar is a small village about 10.5 miles north-north east of Scarborough. It was originally planned as a holiday resort in the late 19th century, but was never finished. It’s described as, “the village that never was”. Standing 600ft above sea level, on the coast overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay, visitors are overwhelmed by the dramatic view. It has become a popular place for holidays, although it still remains small. The scenery is most attractive, and the Raven Hall Hotel has a fine golf course.

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A visit to Filey Dams Nature Reserve reaped its rewards.

Country Diary: A busy week as spring gathers pace

Spring heralds renewed activity. Michael has planted seeds of broad beans, runner beans, cucumbers and tomatoes. I painted the green trellis, to his hammering bird silhouettes onto the fencing, and council workmen progressed with footpath maintenance. All to the mouth-watering aroma of bacon and mushrooms issuing from alfresco dining.

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Ayton Castle viewed from Castle Lane.

Your Day Out: Ayton castle sits in lonely vigil

East and West Ayton are twin villages on the eastern edge of the National Park. They are situated about 4.5 and 5 miles south-west of Scarborough near the beautiful scenery of Forge Valley.

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Your Day Out: Charming village walk

Your Day Out: Charming village walk

Glaisdale, near Lealholm, is on the River Esk about nine miles south-west of Whitby. The river is crossed here by the Beggar’s Bridge erected in 1619 and related to a romantic story.

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Butterbur can be seen erupting into flower on river banks and areas of wet earth.

Country Diary: Nature has cast her wand over the countryside

A dog is man’s best friend. However, over the past decade many peaceful, country walks have been ruined by unprovoked aggressive attacks by unleashed pets. Farmers have complained of sheep being chased or killed, and dog owners have themselves to blame if their pet is shot.

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The Stiddy public house in Lythe.

Your Day Out: Lythe and its fascinating connections

There’s more to Lythe than one may imagine. Most motorists will know Lythe Bank – the long, steep hill climbing from Sandsend north of Whitby, to a church commanding extensive views over land and sea – but little more.

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