Yorkshire Wolds and other Ramblings
I have just posted an article on when to walk the Camino and made an aside about the dramatic change in the weather from the York side of Garrowby Hill to the other side the Yorkshire Wolds. It is a shame that a lot of visitors to Yorkshire go for the coast and moors but miss out the Yorkshire Wolds.
David Hockney has painted some fine pictures of the area. This is his picture of Garrowby Hill.
If this interests you there are some more on “That’s How The Light Gets In” along with some interesting ideas. I stumbled on the site, while searching Google for a picture of Garrowby Hill and wandered around his site for a good half hour. I could not find an “about” link but so I have no idea who (s)he is they are my sort of person, not only a post on Leonard Cohen who a lot of my generation like but a whole post on music similar to Officium by the Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek, my ultimate de-stress music, it’s like sun light in a cathedral.
Getting back to the Yorkshire Wolds, where I lived for many years and still miss the “Big Skies”, it is an area just packed with little villages and snug pubs. You you are interested in history and prepared for a bit of a walk, rather than neatly shrink-wrapped museums the Wolds can offer you a deserted medieval village at Wharram Percy and a round barrow monumental Duggleby Howe just 5 minutes down the road and The Rudston Monolith claimed to be, Britain’s tallest standing stone. And if you want a real adventure I know two places worth a visit. An iron age settlement tucked high in a forest and a perfect motte and bailey, once the site of a wooden castle, tucked behind a farm but you have to show a real interest, because they are not tourist sites and I would not want them to be spoilt by too many trippers.