Week 56 – Bridlington to Nettleton

Wednesday 23rd to Tuesday 29th October 2019

Bridlington to Skipsea  11.08 miles
Beverley to Hull 12.18 miles
Epworth to Crowle 10.02 miles
Barnetby le Wold to Nettleton  9.83 miles

Total miles this week 43.11

Total miles to date 2471.36

 

Fraisthorpe Sands, Bridlington to Skipsea. There used to be a path above the cliffs but this has crumbled into the sea due to coastal erosion

 

Bridlington to Skipsea

 

The Beverley Medieval Guilds and Crafts Trail

 

Beverley to Hull

 

Beverley to Hull

 

Beverley to Hull

 

Bridge over the River Humber

 

Disused windmill, now a residential property, Epworth, Lincolnshire

 

Epworth to Crowle, Lincolnshire

 

Epworth to Crowle, Lincolnshire

 

Epworth to Crowle, Lincolnshire

 

Barnetby le Wold

 

Monument in a field in Somerby, built in 1770 to commemorate 29 years of marriage of Edward and Ann Weston of Somerby Hall. Barnetby le Wold to Nettleton

 

Caistor. Where 66 skeletons, believed to be Roman, were discovered in the former Talbot Inn car park. Carving by Martin Healy, South Kelsey.

 

Caistor

Week 55b – Scarborough to Bridlington

Wednesday 16th to Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Back to “work” and on the coastal trail again after my break in York

Scarborough to Filey  9.02 miles
Bempton to Bridlington 8.54 miles

Total miles this week 17.56

Total miles to date 2428.25

 

Scarborough

 

Scarborough to Filey

 

Scarborough to Filey

 

Scarborough to Filey

 

Bempton to Bridlington

 

Bempton to Bridlington

 

Bempton to Bridlington

 

Land train, Bempton to Bridlington

 

Bridlington

 

Bridlington

 

Bridlington

 

Detail of wall along Bridlington promenade

 

Bridlington

 

Bridlington

 

Bridlington

 

Bridlington

 

 

 

Week 55a – R&R in York

Wednesday 16th to Tuesday 22nd October 2019

This week was mainly spent having some time off to rest and to explore the beautiful walled city of York…

 

York’s Grade II listed railway station was the largest in the world when it opened in 1877. Built by the North Eastern Railway, the structure included 13 platforms, a train shed, station buildings and a hotel.

 

Micklegate Bar. This was the most important of York’s four main medieval gateways and the focus for grand events. The name comes from ‘Micklelith’, meaning great street. It was the main entrance to the city for anyone arriving from the South”
http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/timel…/norman/micklegate-bar

 

The Tansy Beetle mural, by street artist ATM, is on the side of a house on Queen Street, next to the Premier Inn. It’s described by some as the “Jewel of York”, and portrays the city’s own rare, endemic Tansy beetle. Commissioned by environmental charity New Networks for Nature, and paid for by crowd funding, I think it’s beautiful. ATM has painted murals across London to Bristol and on to Poland and Norway.
http://atmstreetart.com/about/

 

Entrance to one of the gates

 

Walled walk

 

 

Detail of a bridge

 

 

York Minster, York’s Medieval cathedral

 

Detail inside York Minster

 

 

The Shambles

 

 

Part of the wall

 

River Ouse

 

York railway station

Week 54 – Redcar to Scarborough

Wednesday 9th to Tuesday 15th October 2019

Redcar to Loftus  8 miles
Staithes to Whitby  12.48 miles
Whitby to Ravenscar  9.82 miles
Ravenscar to Scarborough  11.52 miles

Total miles this week 41.82

Total miles to date 2410.69

Redcar

 

Redcar pavement

 

One of Redcar’s many ornate wrought-iron panels by architectural metalworkers Chris Topp and Co. “Based on the concept of the seaside postcard and represent local scenes, with each including a letter which when taken in order form a riddle with a hidden clue”.

 

“Left Luggage”, 2007, by Lewis Robinson. Gifted to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council by “Working Title Films” to celebrate the filming of “Atonement” during the summer of 2006. Redcar.

 

Redcar

 

Redcar Sands

 

Saltburn-by-the-Sea beach huts

 

Saltburn-by-the-Sea

 

Saltburn-by-the-Sea cliff lift

 

Redcar to Loftus

 

Redcar to Loftus

 

Charm bracelet sculpture at Huntcliff, Skinningrove. Redcar to Loftus

 

Cattersty Sands, Loftus

 

Skinningrove. Redcar to Loftus

 

Skinningrove. Redcar to Loftus

 

Illusion art. Staithes

 

Runswick Bay. Staithes to Whitby

 

Runswick Bay. Staithes to Whitby

 

The coastal path went up there! Runswick Bay. Staithes to Whitby

 

Staithes to Whitby

 

Staithes to Whitby

 

Ducks at Sandsend. Staithes to Whitby

 

Whale bone arch, Whitby

 

Cinder Track, Whitby to Ravenscar

 

Cinder Track, Whitby to Ravenscar

 

Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby to Ravenscar

 

Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby to Ravenscar

 

Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby to Ravenscar

 

Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby to Ravenscar

 

Whitby to Ravenscar

 

Remains of the railway platform, Ravenscar to Scarborough

 

Ravenscar to Scarborough

 

Scarborough

 

Scarborough Gaol

 

Scarborough

 

Week 53 – Newbiggin-By-The-Sea to Sunderland

Wednesday 2nd to Tuesday 8th October 2019

Newbiggin-By-The-Sea to Blyth 10.90 miles
Blyth to Tynemouth  11.62 miles
South Shields to Sunderland  9.44 miles

Total miles this week 31.96

Total miles to date 2368.87

 

The “Land Couple”, a smaller version of Sean Henry’s 2007 “Couple”, a large (12.25 x 21 x 6 metre) sculpture on the breakwater at Newbiggin-By-The-Sea

 

Newbiggin-By-The-Sea

 

Newbiggin-By-The-Sea

 

Newbiggin-By-The-Sea to Blyth

 

Newbiggin-By-The-Sea to Blyth

 

Entrance to Blyth Marina

 

Blyth

 

Blyth

 

Blyth beach huts

 

Replica 6″ WWII guns, Blyth

 

National cycle network #1, Blyth to Tynemouth

 

Blyth to Tynemouth

 

Whitley, Blyth to Tynemouth

 

From 21st August to 1st November 2019, 50 big and 114 little individually painted elephant sculptures took over North East streets, parks and public buildings in the biggest and brightest art trail ever seen in the region, raising vital funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice.

 

The Black Middens are a rock formation at the mouth of the River Tyne. In the past they were a particularly dangerous hazard to ships as they are mostly hidden below the water level at high tide. Many ships have been wrecked on the Black Middens over the years, particularly in high winds (Newcastle University, 2017)

 

Black Middens, North Shields

 

This 10ft 6ins (3.2m) sculpture in North Shields, called Fiddler’s Green, is a memorial to fishermen from Tyneside who have lost their lives at sea

 

South Shields

 

The Leas, South Shields to Sunderland

 

South Shields to Sunderland

 

South Shields to Sunderland

 

South Shields to Sunderland

 

Detail of Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

Week 52 – Beal to Lynemouth

Wednesday 25th September to Tuesday 1st October 2019

Beal to Belford 9.42 miles
Belford to Seahouses 10.01 miles
Seahouses to Howick 13.02 miles
Longhoughton to Amble  12.08 miles
Amble to Lynemouth  11.36 miles

Total miles this week 55.89

Total miles to date 2336.91

 

Beal to Belford

 

An unconcerned fox, Beal to Belford

 

Beal to Belford

 

Beal to Belford

 

Beal to Belford

 

Beal to Belford

 

Beal to Belford

 

Beal to Belford

 

Beal to Belford

 

Belford to Seahouses

 

Belford to Seahouses

 

View of St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, where Grace Darling is buried. Belford to Seahouses

 

 

Bamburgh Castle, Belford to Seahouses

 

Belford to Seahouses

 

Seahouses to Howick

 

Remains of Dunstanburgh Castle, Seahouses to Howick

 

Seahouses to Howick

 

Longhoughton to Amble

 

Longhoughton to Amble

 

Longhoughton to Amble

 

Longhoughton to Amble

 

Longhoughton to Amble

 

Longhoughton to Amble

 

Warkworth Bridge, Longhoughton to Amble

 

A wood carving at Amble

 

Amble to Lynemouth

 

Amble to Lynemouth