Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx Terrace sits on the hill above Rievaulx Abbey. Thomas Duncombe the Third, the owner of Duncombe Park, created this neo-classical garden in 1758. The National Trust owns the site and access is free for members, non-members must pay the entrance fee. If you are combining a visit here with a trip to Rievaulx Abbey, the two sites are only a short walk or car ride apart. The site allows Dogs as long as they…

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Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

The impressive ruins of Rievaulx Abbey are the perfect choice if you want a day out immersed in history. I found the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings the perfect stimulus for an imagined trip back in time. The extensive site is home to some of the most complete of England’s abbey ruins. Walking around it’s easy to imagine what the Abbey must have looked like hundreds of years ago. The ruins include extensive remains of…

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Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Scarborough Beaches

Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Scarborough Beaches

Scarborough North Bay Scarborough has two bays, North and South, each quite different. The North Bay is quieter of the two bays and has a wide expanse of sandy beach at low tide. I usually walk from the southern end (Marine Drive and headland) to the Sea Life Sanctuary (white triangular buildings). This takes you past the Freddie Gilroy sculpture, cafes, flats, shops, beach huts, miniature railway and back. The beach is quite busy at…

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Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Filey Bay

Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Filey Bay

If you have a dog, Filey Bay is a great place to walk him or her. Much of the Bay has a large, sandy beach. The full bay stretches from Filey Brigg at the northern end through Filey town, Primrose Valley and Hunmanby Gap. It continues past Reighton to Speeton Sands at the southern end, a walk of five miles. You can start this walk at several points along the bay making for a short…

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Whitby

Whitby

Introduction I really like Whitby, it’s a fantastic place, dog-friendly nearly everywhere, and with lots of things to see and do. Whatever time of year you visit, Whitby is always busy. Unlike a lot of seaside resorts, there is no end of season in Whitby. The former fishing town is very photogenic and has a dramatic coastline, long stretches of sandy beach and a quaint harbour. The town splits into two distinct halves, bisected by the tidal…

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Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Whitby to Sandsend

Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Whitby to Sandsend

Introduction. This is a popular beach walk from Whitby to the nearby village of Sandsend, along a flat sandy beach. The route is part of the Cleveland Way, although technically this follows the top of West Cliff and the A174 to Sandsend. The beach is a much better option, unless it’s a particularly high tide. The long, wide beach is ideal for a dog walk, plenty of room for dogs to run around. The walk…

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

NYMR – Introduction. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is one of the UKs most popular historic railways. For this reason, hundreds of thousands of passengers travel on the railway every year. Steam and vintage diesel trains haul passengers across 18 miles of the North Yorkshire Moors. The railway runs from Pickering through Levisham, Newton Dale and Goathland to Grosmont. Trains then run on Network Rail track for a further 6 miles through to Whitby….

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Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Cayton Bay to Filey.

Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Cayton Bay to Filey.

Cayton Bay If you are planning to do this walk as a round trip (approx. five miles each way, ten in total), my preference would be to start at Cayton Bay. Plenty of free car parking and the views are better on the way back. However, there is plenty of car parking on Filey Brigg (Country Park) if you want to start there. Car parking in the Country Park is quite expensive during the summer…

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Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Cornelian Bay

Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Cornelian Bay

Starting out Cornelian Bay lies between the headland of White Nab, south of Scarborough’s South Bay and Knipe Point just north of Cayton Bay. The Cleveland Way footpath runs along the clifftop for the length of the bay. The relative inaccessibility of the bay, means that even on the busiest bank holiday, the number of people on the beach can be counted on one hand. Cornelian Bay is a fantastic place for a peaceful walk….

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Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Cayton Bay

Exploring the Yorkshire Coast – Cayton Bay

I have been visiting Cayton Bay for nearly fifty years. In all that time it hasn’t changed much. It is a beautiful place to explore, whatever time of the year you visit. The Bay is about a kilometre and a half wide and is very popular with surfers, anglers, dog walkers and bird watchers. Low tide exposes some rocky outcrops and large areas of sandy beach. Check tide times at UK Tide Times. Cliffs back…

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