Friday, April 12, 2013

Some of my Favorite Views of Yorkshire - Anglophile Friday

View (looking northwest?) from behind Richmond Castle
The River Swale, hence, Swaledale

View of Reeth

View from top of White Horse

View above Grassington, I think.

View from Hardraw Force

View of Askrigg from the A Road (A684 I believe)

View from West of Leyburn
One of my very favorite photos with two essential elements:
Yorkshire/Scottish black face sheep and drystone walls

View of Penhill, a very imposing and distinctive landform, from Bolton Castle grounds

 View of Askrigg Common
A lonely Yorkshire/Scottish blackface sheep

Another view of Askrigg Common in March

 Messy map showing many of the places named in this post.
Grassington is farther south and the White Horse is to the east.
Hardraw is just at the west edge (left) of the map.

Believe it or not, all those circles and symbols help me see the place names better. :-)


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Samantha said...

My dad lives in Yorkshire, East Yorkshire to be precise because it's a big county for us! He used to live in a village called Pocklington. I love saying that village name! Pocklington, Pocklington, Pocklington :)

Joyce said...

You have some gorgeous photos. Makes me homesick for the English countryside.

Diane said...


Unknown said...

Now can't you just see Mr. Herriot walking through those fields - or driving through in his old battered car????
Gorgeous Judy - simply gorgeous!
Why did John move here lol?

Eugenie said...

So beautiful! I have been there once and loved the place. Thank you for sharing these awesome photos. I also remembered James Herriot... knew his books by heart as a child.

Sandra said...

thanks for the view... this looks just like what I imagined in my mind when I spent 20 years reading historical romance novels. most of them set in England...

Unknown said...

Such gorgeous countryside!! I wish I was going there instead of work!!! Have a great Friday, Judy!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I loved all your photos!! Makes me want to pack up and go!!

George The Lad said...

Great photos, enjoyed looking at them. We loved our holiday at the Yorkshire Moors, but this year its North Devon.
Have a Good Week
George xxx

Call Me PMc said...

Beautiful area! I love your map. I love maps in genereal, my sons room has them on one entire wall. He likes to mark where we travel. ~ Paula

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Ruth Kelly said...

The photos with all the green are my favorites - just beautiful.

RURAL said...

What gorgeous countryside...that's simply stunning.

I to have a love dry stack walls..sigh.


Unknown said...

What beautiful photos of such a beautiful countryside.
Have a good weekend

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I have some good friends in Yorkshire. And I keep wanting to go visit them. They came to see us a couple of years ago, and it was such fun.



Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. My family is all from England, my Nana was from Yorkshire. I was born in Portsmouth. I just found your lovely blog, and I will be back for more.

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Lovely photos! The moors can certainly be bleak. But I remember how wonderfully James Herriot described the coming of spring and how he loved it.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Afternoon Judy, I used to live in Ripon, Yorkshire, many years ago and I currently live not far from there.
It was lovely to see your photographs.....Yorkshire is a beautiful county.
Have a lovely weekend.
Best wishes

Elsa och Helena said...

Beautiful pics...Helena

Yenta Mary said...

How serene, how peaceful ... how spring-like, green instead of grey!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous and the sheep are so cute!

We went there once, someday I have to take my daughter. She wants to do a literature tour of famous authors: Shakespeare, Austin, C.S. Lewis, Dickens, Caroll, etcetera..... and stories i.e. Arthur

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous! I love the sheep.
Wishing you a delightful weekend.

Betsy said...

I love pictures of the English country side. I am looking around more and enjoy reading your posts.
I am new to your blog and now will be following it.
Happy Weekend

Donna said...

These scenes are glorious! Beautiful countryside.

Anonymous said...

Wow, how beautiful! Lovely photos - I especially like the first one. :-)

Olive said...

Love the sheep. Just gorgeous. They speak of a simpler time to me.

AngieOuellette-Tower said...

Amazing photos!!! I'm stopping by from Photo Friday blog hop.

20 North Ora said...

Judy - beautiful photos. So serene and peaceful looking.


Debra Hawkins said...

Beautiful. My baby brother has been living in the Leeds area for the last two years and is coming home in the next few weeks! Eek!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your pictures are just lovely and would be perfect in the cover of any Bronte sisters' book.

J_on_tour said...

Wow, you are an inspiration in many ways, apologies for my typing messing your page up because that's usually one of them :-)

Photo 1 - I've been to Richmond a few times although it has usually been in the past to take my Mother out for a birthday touristic day out with a look around the shops and some food. Consequently I ashamed to say that I've never been inside the castle. However the last time I was there, which was far too long ago now, I did a walk with friends & blogged about it which I notice you've seen & commented on. Interestingly from this walk I have the reverse view of this one from the other side of the river

photo 2 - I need to stop in Reeth sometime. It always seems to be a place to pass through last on a Wensleydale, Swaledale clockwise circuit tour. I did a walk with friends on the most recent occasion further up the dale and couldn't stop then either as I had friends in the car.

photo 3- white horse ... ditto photo 2

photo 4 - love the vantage point of Grassington.

Penhill - Following you on blogger has increased my awareness of such a beautiful area at a time when my own personal journey changed to being able to spend a little more time here. Thankfully I have been able to document that over the last few years and share it with you also. Still haven't visited Bolton Castle although it's higher on the list than you think. The last time I past it on a heritage bus with friends going for a walk at Hawes. I saw a repeat programme last week on itv from Bolton Castle that made me think of you ...

The view west of Leyburn is classic that incorporates the sheep, drystone walls and that unique Yorkshire escarpment on the hillside. I can see why you use this one on your sidebar.

Lastly to whet your appetite, I was surprised & shocked to see that there were a couple of places circled on your map which is where I'm preparing my next post ... another two places I had never ever been to before. North Yorkshire is truly a journey of discovery.

Ana Love Craft said...

Wonderful! Love all photos!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

SImple and Serene Living said...

How wonderful. I love the one with the sheep and the houses and countryside in the background. Happy weekend.

Judy S. said...

Nice photos! I'll bet you could find some nice yarn somewhere in the vicinity of all those sheep!

Marigene said...

Beautiful pastoral would be heaven to live there.

podso said...

You can't beat England's beauty, I agree with you on your favorite photo. !

Denise said...

Very lovely.

ANNE said...

How lovely! My mother is from the Midlands and I spent a month touring that part of England years ago. I loved it! Hope to get back someday and visit more.

Thanks for all the beautiful photos!

Ladies Holiday said...

Sweeping views and such beauty! Thank you for sharing these photos on the Photo Friday Blog Hop! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Robin said...

I love A684, have driven on it many times. Right before you get to Leyburn you pass the Wensleydale Heifer Pub, which James Wight (aka James Herriot) spent a lot of time at. They have fantastic food.


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