Category: Yorkshire

  • Thruscross Resevoir – Such natural beauty so close to Leeds!

    Thruscross Resevoir – Such natural beauty so close to Leeds!

    One of the best things I love about living in Leeds is that the city is very close to beautiful countryside, natural beauty and wildlife. Within 20 minutes drive of Leeds you can be in the countryside and walking footpaths and trails through woodland and up hills and peaks. I have been to Thruscross Resevoir…

  • Otley Chevin Forest Park

    Otley Chevin Forest Park

    Otley Chevin Forest Park is about 10 miles north-west of Leeds City Centre. Otley Chevin is a cliff that rises steeply from the Yorkshire market town of Otley in West Yorkshire. The River Wharfe can be seen in the valley and on a clear day you can see for miles. The highest point of Otley…

  • York – Capital of the Roman empire.

    Roman history has always interested me and on a recent visit to York I found myself looking at a statue of the first Christian Roman Emperor, who lived in York or Eboracum as it was known¬†for about a year in around AD306. His father was Emperor Constantius and York had been the imperial capital of…

  • Jervaulx Abbey – A secret gem

    On my way back from Aysgarth Falls in North Yorkshire this week I stopped at the outstanding Jervaulx Abbey situated on the Ripon Road (A6108)between Leyburn and Masham. Despite living in Yorkshire all my life I have never visited Jervaulx Abbey before so we parked up in the car park and wondered across the road…

  • My visit to historic York

    If the Romans and the Vikings could see York as it is now I wonder how they would feel? It was 71AD when the Romans arrived in York and 866AD when the Vikings first paid a visit, but also there were other well known visitors to York. William the Conqueror marched on the city in…

  • Cauldron Falls, West Burton

    Cauldron Falls in the tiny beautiful village of West Burton in North Yorkshire is a stunning waterfall that is not that well known. It’s near to the more visited Aysgarth Falls but I think Cauldron Falls is better. There is plenty of nearby parking available and the waterfall is only 50 yards from the road…