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... have improved dramatically. Much of the way has been along paved paths, built we learnt with the flag stones from demolished cotton mills. Today's path was wide and sandy, joining the old dismantled Rosedale railway all the way to Blakey Ridge. There were loads of people on it. A community marathon had sweaty tattooed creatures passing us regularly, then there were the cyclists, other trekkers, weekend walkers and even a couple of trail bikes competing for the ...
... 2/3's along the stage we stopped at the busy Lord Stones Cafe and had cream teas. This place was a bit of a surprise in the middle of nowhere. It can be accessed from a narrow bitumen road so the tourist can get up there without burning a single kilojoule. Climbing up those hills afterwards with a belly full of scone and tea was hard work....it was!!!! The third and final climb took us through the Wain ...
... they are quite well preserved here. The old city wall still stands in full, encircling York Minister Cathedral and its associated medieval buildings and roads.
Our primary purpose was to delve into the Viking history of York and York boasts a renowned Viking facility known as the Jorvik Centre. We signed up the kids for a Viking 'Dig' as well. The facility was quite excellent with a glass floor above an actual Viking settlement's ...
... but surely I made it and found a nice place on the floor to lie down. Jo brought me sweet tea and rice pudding and it didn't take long before I was getting changed and chatting.
We stayed a while, Holly brought us veggie chilly she'd made earlier and someone else toasted crumpets. I was in food heaven.
Andy drove us home with our latest yellow Tshirts and medals. It was nearly 1am which made it a long day so we had quick showers and headed to bed 2 very happy Hardmoorers.
... mouse carved somewhere on the piece.
Behind the workshop and museum of "The Mouseman" , on the side of Roulston Scar is the famous White Horse of Kilburn. The horse has been cut out of the turf on the escarpment in 1857.
From Kilburn we went to Eden Camp in Malton, Rydale, North Yorkshire. ...