Look what’s ‘popping up’ in York this summer!

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will ‘pop up’ in York from June 25th until September 2nd.  A first in Europe. ‘More than 400 years ago, the first audiences for Shakespeare’s plays enjoyed an experience that was as intimate as it was exciting,...
May Magic

May Magic

May is a most magical time of the year here on the North York Moors. The haunting refrain of the Curlew is thrilling and the cheeky sound of the Cuckoo has returned. And as for walking ..we are totally spoilt for choice A favourite walk from our doorstep leads down...
Farndale’s Famous Daffodil Walk

Farndale’s Famous Daffodil Walk

This is such a glorious time of year, buds are bursting, the haunting refrain of the Curlew has returned and we look forward to our annual walk in beautiful Farndale along the banks of the gently meandering River Dove to see the spectacle of thousand upon thousand of...
‘Beast from the East’ Snow at Crag House Farm

‘Beast from the East’ Snow at Crag House Farm

It was definitely getting colder, the Union Jack flag showed the icy wind was coming over the moors from the sea. Bright and sunny though, just right for drying up the wet muddy ground, getting on with a bit of spring maintenance and a theatre trip to York with a meal...
Dark Skies Festival

Dark Skies Festival

9th – 25th February 2018 Breath-taking by day and night. The vast open skies of the North York Moors National Park make this a stunning stargazing location with very low light pollution and clear horizons.  In towns and cities you might be fortunate to spot a...
Valentine’s Day – How did it all start?

Valentine’s Day – How did it all start?

Valentine’s Day – Thought to have originated from the Roman festival ‘Lupercalia’ in celebration of Spring time. In 300 A.D. Emperor Claudius ll banned marriage – he thought married men would make bad soldiers!  A young priest named...
‘God’s own Country’ has the finest Agricultural Shows

‘God’s own Country’ has the finest Agricultural Shows

All summer long up and down this great county of Yorkshire,  farmers, children, and its good gentle country folk will be making plans, jam, grooming, arranging and practising for their local agricultural show exhibitions. The pinnacle of the Yorkshire Agricultural...
Whitby – more than just fish and chips

Whitby – more than just fish and chips

Whitby offers a whole lot more than fish and chips. When a treat was called for a trip to Whitby’s Marine Hotel hit the spot You know that feeling….. finished all the jobs on the ‘to do list’.  Planted trees, stacked firewood, had a bonfire, a...
Hygge moments on the North York Moors

Hygge moments on the North York Moors

Hygge moments abound on the North York Moors and Coast National Park HYGGE – Some languages have words for which there is no single, or direct, translation. In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is one such word. Though there are many ways to describe hygge,...
Forget Cornwall – The best surfing is in Yorkshire

Forget Cornwall – The best surfing is in Yorkshire

Yes – The best surfing really is in Yorkshire You heard it here first :-  BBC Radio 4’s Helen Mark explores the wonders of surfing the Yorkshire Waves  Forget Cornwall, she’s off to Cayton Bay in Yorkshire, from where you can see Scarborough just to...