The Black Swan Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... The quay at Skinningrove is being renovated so the access to the beach is restricted and at one point we had this long sandy beach all to ourselves. We had set a marker on the sand and when the incoming tide passed the marker we set off again on the journey home. The first task was to climb the sandy base of the cliffs, a case of once we had started we could not stop as we would slide down again. Soon we were back on firmer paths and heading north.
... park near the bridge. The clouds had rolled over by this time but the walk was at a very pleasant temperature. The walk was great with the main sound being the river as it fell over rocks and waterfalls.
We followed the river Wharfe and the Yorkshire Dales Way into Grassington and then on to Green Wood about a mile up river. We then cut onto the road and followed this back into Grassington and ...
... southern edge to the Minster. By the Minster there is another National Trust property; the Treasurers House. This was originally the residence of the Minster Treasurer but was sold off a couple of hundred years ago and sub divided. It was bought by an industrialist, Frank Green, who acquired most of the property and restored it, filled it with his antiques and then gave it to the nation in 1930. The house ...
... another section of the wall, and also took a walk through town.
Back at the hostel, we met up with another Canadian! Vicky, originally from Taiwan, now lives in Vancouver! It was really nice to talk to another Canada. Our whole group, now 5 strong, decided to head out to dinner at a pub near our hostel. We chatted the night away, however I tucked in a bit early as I have to catch the train to Durham early in the morning.
This morning, after a late start, we make our way into Helmsley. It's a pretty town of red roofed and yellow stone buildings. There is also a ruined castle. We do a bit of window shopping - it's mainly craft and tourist shops with a fair few bakeries and cafes emitting delicious smells - cruel! Ian goes off for a haircut, the most expensive one he's ever had - this is obviously an up market kind of place! I go off in search of a trim as well but have to wait for my appointment. I go ...