Today I saw a railway van

This morning dawned cold and foggy in North Yorkshire. Mrs O was off to Skipton to revel in yarns and I was going north on to the fells for some autumnal photography. Both film and digital cameras were packed along with the obligatory Fat Rascal – an essential for any foray to the fells. Alas, […]

Yorkshireman made environment

Apart from the forces of nature, most of this island presents itself as adapted by mankind to suit its needs of the times. I studied the aspects of our intervention and shaping of the landscape for my degree but on a short trip up to North Yorkshire to the spawning grounds of the great industrial […]

Ribblehead viaduct, and a Fat Rascal = a Grand day Out

It has been a long time. As a child I took it for granted that days out or ‘a run in the car’ were the norm and visits to the Lakes, the Trough of Bowland and the Yorkshire moors were commonplace along with egg and cress sandwiches, soggy tomato and sliced tinned ham sandwiches and […]


Over the long weekend in Harrogate, I took off to explore the Valley Gardens and the thick woodland towards the upper reaches of this jewel of a green lung right in the middle of the town. Mrs O was not at her best and had decided to stay indoors knitting. She does not like scary […]

I had forgotten…….

I had forgotten How beautiful North Yorkshire is at this time of year How much I like Fat Rascals and Curd Tarts and Mrs O does not How dysfunctional the service can be at Bettys (Harrogate) How the service can be at Bettys when done properly as on Sunday night How the Pump Street bakery […]


Kodak Alaris

Kodak Alaris are supporting the extended Edgelands project