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Walks: Ravenscar - Stoupe Brow - Railtrack

Ravenscar has defied development over the centuries on account of its steep and geologically unstable cliffs. A developer named John Septimus Bland intended creating a holiday resort to rival Whitby and Scarborough, but it was not to be. You can still see the station, and traces of the layout of streets, but building plots proposed, are now overgrown. Consequently clear views out to sea remain to be admired.

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St Thomas' Church, Gristhorpe

Country Diary: Out and about discovering hidden delights

“June is bursting out all over,” as the song goes, and the countryside is fresh and flourishing after welcome rainfall. Wild dog roses swiftly follow May blossom, and the fragrance of lilac and lavender perfume the air. Now is the time to get out and about and explore more hidden delights during long summer days.

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Walks: Savour the changing scenery of this exhilarating route

Walks: Savour the changing scenery of this exhilarating route

This exhilarating five mile route on the outskirts of Hunmanby encompasses a variety of scenery, and is easy to follow throughout. I suggest parking near the road junction or Hunmanby’s car park.

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Goldfinch

Country Diary: Joy of being outdoors in late spring

Have you spotted it? The two-spot ladybird? Michael and myself each found a single specimen this week, well over a mile apart. They were 2mm-3mm in size, and usually though red with two black spots, these were black with two red spots – a variation found especially in northern areas. The legs are always black, and they feed on aphids.

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Casle Howard

Walks: Explore Coneysthorpe to Castle Howard

Here’s a grand walk for summer days, exploring the village of Coneysthorpe, a small picturesque village about 5 miles west of Malton, at the north entrance to Castle Howard park, along with exploration of Castle Howard’s footpaths and bridleways.

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Rockstar

Enjoy the high life and live like a Rockstar at Lincolnshire's Tattershall Lakes

'It's all too beautiful', I joked as we approached our weekend getaway to murmurings about staying in a caravan; but seconds later my words became reality.
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What better way to enjoy a trip away than in a cosy cottage in some of Yorkshires most beautiful coastal locations? (Photo: Yorkshire Coastal Cottages)

7 luxury seaside cottages perfect for an escape to the Yorkshire coast

Yorkshire is known for its coastal beauty, with both locals and tourists flocking to the region’s scenic seaside locations, either for the day or a trip away. What better way to enjoy a trip away than in a cosy cottage in some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful coastal locations?

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Wood sorrel

Country Diary: Treasuring our beautiful county

‘Such lovely things, are yours and mine forever,

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View across Sandybed allotments and town, from track leading to Harland Mount Nature Reserve.

Walks: Walk this way to discover a pleasant green space

Scarborough is fortunate in having plenty of green spaces on its immediate fringe. Do use them, or you’ll certainly lose them, as they soon become overgrown if left unmanaged.

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Yorkshire is home to an array of family-friendly amusement parks

8 of Yorkshire's best amusement parks for children

Want to keep the kids entertained?
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Yorkshire has a wide array of idyllic lake and scenic ponds, making it a great destination to do a spot of fishing

From carp to bream: 8 of the best places to go fishing in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has a wide array of idyllic lake and scenic ponds, making it a great destination to do a spot of fishing.

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Yorkshire has a selection of intriguing and immersive wildlife experiences.

Lions, tigers and bears: 11 of the best wildlife experiences in Yorkshire

Although it may be unexpected for Yorkshire to have a wide array of different wild animals or various tropical species, the region has a selection of intriguing and immersive wildlife experiences.

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Snakes Head Fritillary

Country Diary: Fast-declining species found at Raincliffe

The highlight of recent hectic days simply had to be a treasure discovered by Martin Bishop, in Raincliffe Woods. His superb photographs revealed the dainty Snake’s Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) with nodding, bell-shaped flowers of dull purple chequered with darker patches. A second variety was all white, named Alba or Aphrodite. This short perennial is inconspicuous when not in bloom, as its leaves are grass-like. Flowering during April and May they’re unmistakeable.

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Peasholm Park, Scarborough.

Walks: Peasholm Park and the Willow Pattern story

Whether you’re a resident of Scarborough, or a visitor on holiday here, I’m sure Peasholm Park will rank as one of your finest attractions. You may have seen it many times, but with a circular walk detailing features en route, this makes it more interesting. Read the story of ‘Koong-se and Chang’ first, and then with questions in mind, begin your search for all the answers. Some information boards may help too.

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Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes and cycling destinations

10 of the best cycling routes, trails and destinations in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes, trails and cycling destinations.

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8 of the best horse riding tours, experiences and holidays in Yorkshire

8 of the best horse riding tours, experiences and holidays in Yorkshire

Yorkshire offers some of the best natural scenery around the UK, including woodlands, the coast, moorlands and quaint villages, thus making it a great place to go horse riding.

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10 of the best walking trails in Yorkshire according to TripAdvisor

10 of the best walking trails in Yorkshire according to TripAdvisor

Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various walking and hiking trails. These trails are a great way to embrace the outdoors, keep active and explore some of Yorkshire’s most scenic nature spots.

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A carpet of bluebells in Raincliffe Woods.

Country Diary: Sweet smell of bluebells – it must be May

Say, “Cheese!” Now you may be visited by a wee mouse that investigated our neighbour’s garden. No sooner had Christine warned us of its presence, as we enjoyed a cup of tea outdoors, than a tiny head peered beneath the fencing. A brief exploration, and it vanished.

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View of Ayton Castle, from Castlegate, Ayton.

Walks: Seek wild flowers on this springtime walk

It wouldn’t be spring without experiencing one of our favourite walks, when wild flowers reach their peak.

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Yorkshire has a wide array of centres, natural coastlines and scenic terrain where you can embrace your inner adrenaline junkie and try something new

From kitesurfing to bungee jumping: 9 extreme activities you can do in Yorkshire

Extreme activities can range from canyoning to slacklining to zip-wiring and the UK's varying geographical locations allow for a multitude of adrenaline-fuelled sports to be embraced.

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