Hambleton Hills walk

WalkChurch

Parish church of the village of Boltby, which lies on the western edge of the North York Moors.

WalkCows WalkView

(L) View towards a field of bullocks, which we crossed very gingerly. (R) View down from the escarpment.

Knaresborough

PizzaDog

Dog eyeing pizza at Knaresborough‘s celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on June 4th.

KnaresboroughCastle

The remains of the keep of Knaresborough castle.

KnaresboroughRiver KnaresboroughSunset

Views of the railway bridge across the River Nidd at Knaresborough.

Herrington Country Park / Penshaw Monument

HerringtonPark2 HerringtonPark

HerringtonParkSwanNest

The rather grandly titled Herrington Country Park is redeveloped land on the site of a former open cast coal mine. Sadly the cafe is lamentable – there’s a much better one across the road next to the Penshaw Monument.

PenshawMonumentBalcony

View from walkway at the top of the Penshaw Monument, which has recently been re-opened to visitors (it had been closed since a fatal accident in 1926). The wind at the top was ferocious!

June 2012