Waterfalls of the Yorkshire Dales

Waterfalls of the Yorkshire Dales

One of the many pleasures of the Yorkshire Dales is the number and variety of waterfalls. Tall or small, fast flowing or gentle, there is a new cascade to discover around every corner.     Waterfalls of All Shapes and Sizes The unique geology of the...

A Slow Walk Around the Walls of York

A Slow Walk Around the Walls of York

Too often, we do things in a hurry. I have walked the walls of York many times before, but I had never taken the time to stop and look at all the information boards, to think about all the people who had walked that way before. This time I was going to do it slowly....

Exploring Beverley: Yorkshire’s Hidden Secret

Exploring Beverley: Yorkshire’s Hidden Secret

A question: where would you find the biggest parish church in England, a carving that inspired Lewis Carroll, and a clutch of old pubs with bars that seem to have been untouched for centuries? And where do citizens still have an ancient right to graze their cattle on...

Is Hull a Good Choice for UK City of Culture 2017?

Is Hull a Good Choice for UK City of Culture 2017?

Since the announcement last week that Hull was to be the UK City of Culture in 2017, the media has been full of “crap town” comments. It was ever thus: when I moved to Hull for my first job 30 plus years ago I got lots of remarks like “Hull or Hell?” and “It’s the end...

Legends of Dartmoor

Legends of Dartmoor

Dartmoor is a place that abounds with legends. It is easy to see why: it is a bleak, and sometimes barren, landscape, where the wind whistles in your ears and the mist rises to block your way, where grim granite rocks may seem to assume human form, or worse. It is a...

Greenway: the House that Inspired Agatha Christie

Greenway: the House that Inspired Agatha Christie

Opinion remains divided on Agatha Christie. Leading light of the detective story or writer of potboilers, wooden characters moving around creaking plots? Love her or hate her, the fact remains that she is the third best selling author of all time. That's a lot of fans...

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