York Youth Hotel
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... lost count of the number of howdo's and orright's as we passed folk! We walked over the gently rolling Urra, Farndale, and High Blakey Moors, one massive expanse of wind swept heather. What a lonely eerie place it would be in the winter mist. Along the way we saw grouse, grazing sheep spread sparsely, a few rabbits and small birds. In no time at all we were approaching Blakey and our B&B. The Lion Inn has been a welcome site to weary travellers for nearly 500 ...
... 3 steep climbs (accumulatively 1000m) and descents . The gradients were tough but we were rewarded with spectacularly clear views to the north and east. For much of the time the ground to the left of the path fell away steeply giving uninterrupted cliff like views to the fields and villages 1000 ft below. The moorland itself was covered with heather, some in flower and much prettier than anything we had crossed ...
... amusement ride through a mock-up of that settlement, and museum exhibits of battle scarred Viking carcasses, weapons, gold, etc. The kids moved on to their 'Dig' where they had lots of fun excavating pre-set bones and other prizes from a glorified sandbox. Following our Viking immersion, we walked about Old York and ultimately ended up at York Minster Cathedral. Having been somewhat Cathederaled out at this point, I wasn't anticipating too ...
... interesting as I remember. Thanks again to Mum and Dad for being our taxi and our tour guides.
A yummy take-away curry for dinner followed by games (of course) completed another lovely day.
P.S. We also saw an amazing street artist who earns a living by creating these masterpieces in the street and collecting money from passers by. The finished one we saw took him nine months to complete (see photo) and he was just starting another one....so cool. ...
... floors and a roof top 'terrace' with a commanding view of the town and the countryside. The second floor had a main room with several small rooms off the sides. These could have been used as privies or storage. The keep walls have to be 3 meters thick! The windows are so far reset into the walls you can't see out of them! They are also sloped inward, not good in raining weather I would imagine. The next floor had a great hall. Once again the windows were high and ...