Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

A view of a rainbow and sunlit fields in Bransdale. At the bottom is a cottage.

Bransdale — a dire forecast but it turned out alright

With flashes of sunshine from the blue-bores sweeping down the dale1Blue-bore: a sudden clear blue opening in an otherwise gloomy or overcast sky ‘Dictionaries of the Scots Language:: SND :: Bluebore’. 2023. Dsl.ac.uk <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/bluebore> [accessed 26 January 2023].

Back at Barkers Plantation in Bransdale, the National Trust property in the heart of the North York Moors.

But approaching the woodland from a different direction so a view I’ve never seen before.

The house at the bottom of the photo is named Wind Hill, relatively modern but on the site of an much older farmstead. In 1910, this house was described as being “very bad and since done away with2‘MNA147057 | National Trust Heritage Records’. 2015. Nationaltrust.org.uk <https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.org.uk/HBSMR/MonRecord.aspx?uid=MNA147057> [accessed 26 January 2023].






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