Holmes Mill

What’s happened to Clitheroe. When I lived there as a teenager there was nothing much to celebrate in the way of food and drink apart from the wonderful Byrnes wine emporium, now it has Holmes Mill and the amazing Bowland … Continue reading

Kitchen Social

We told you ages ago about Yorkshire Food Finder; the company run by the irrepressible Sue and Aidan Nelson, who lead trails around Yorkshire sampling the best produce the county has to offer. Well they’ve expanded. Not only are there … Continue reading

North York Moors and Dales

Here is another short film produced for the North York Moors National Park showing some of the beautiful hills and dales that make up the National Park. It’s stunning walking country with a network of footpaths and ancient trods that … Continue reading

Courtyard Dairy

At the weekend, seven of us, friends and neighbours, travelled up Ribblesdale for a cheese tasting expedition to Andy Swinscoe’s superb cheese shop at the Courtyard Dairy on the A65 just south of Settle. Mandy reported on the opening in … Continue reading

Our Beautiful Yorkshire Coast

Yorkshire, England’s biggest county has two National Parks: the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. The North York Moors National Park (not the North Yorkshire Moors please) stretches inland across miles of  beautiful heather capped moorland to the sea, … Continue reading

Lord Stones Country Park

The Lord Stones, three standing stones on a Bronze Age mound high up on the moors between Chop Gate and Carlton in Cleveland has long been a favourite area for bikers, walkers, cyclists, horse riders, even hang gliders. Not only … Continue reading

Real Staithes Walk and Picnic

We’ve long championed Staithes, one of our favourite places along the coast and now we want to tell you about a terrific day out. Real Staithes is a two hour low tide walk along the Staithes foreshore led by a … Continue reading

Istanbul Eats

Pickle juice anyone? Ugur, our guide on a foodie walk round Istanbul, swears by it. The pink, salty, acid liquid, which has been used to make Turkey’s famous pickled fruit and vegetables is a favourite drink, and is credited with … Continue reading

Helmsley Walled Garden & Vinehouse Cafe

If you’ve never been to Helmsley Walled Garden and even if you have, June is the time to see at its extravagant best. The garden is run as a charity created by a local woman, Alison Ticehurst, who in 1994 … Continue reading

Eating in Iceland

Squidbeak’s Jill has been to Iceland. No, not the frozen food store, but the country. Eating in Iceland means you eat very well and often differently on barley, pickles, kale, beetroot, sorrel, herring, bacalao, Arctic char and tender Icelandic lamb. … Continue reading

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