Happy Yorkshire Day

Happy Yorkshire Day everybody!

This is why MAS northern loves you:

Wensleydale cheese

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Or one, or none!

Bluebells

Bluebells at Austwick, 2017
Bluebells at Austwick, Yorkshire Dales, 2017

Yorkshire Dales National Park

We’ll find most of this great outdoors inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Yorkshire Dales National Park sign, on a walk from Leyburn
Yorkshire Dales National Park sign, near Leyburn

But, did you know that three years ago today, the park’s boundaries were extended so it became 24% bigger. It also means that the Yorkshire Dales also includes a little bit of……hah!…..Lancashire and Cumbria!

 

Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast and Moors

Yes, MAS Northern does like to be beside the seaside too. This year’s North Yorkshire coast meet took us to High Straggleton Farm. Panoramic sea views, dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, abbeys and national walking trails. High Straggleton Farm had it all.

Coastal views from MAS Northern's High Straggleton Farm meet
Coastal views from MAS Northern’s High Straggleton Farm meet

Sitting in an elevated position between Whitby and Sandsend with panoramic views of the North Sea and surrounding countryside, it was perfect for dramatic cliff walking along  the gorgeous Cleveland Way, for enjoying a sandy beach day and exploring the sights of Whitby. Continue reading “Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast and Moors”

Capturing moments, casting shadows

Daytime on a MAS Northern site is often quiet. Early mornings often bring our best outdoor weather and we’ll see the odd few wander off on a run, cycle or walk (except for those who’re still asleep). As the sun lifts higher (or the clouds begin to gather!), the site is abuzz with people rushing to ready their boots, packs, trekking poles and smiles for the group walks that will soon head off.  And then it’s quiet, with a few remaining to do their own thing in tranquil peace.

Late afternoon, those walking boots start coming back at a slightly slower pace. We untie and flop down, soaking up the late afternoon sun. And, this being in northern regions,  some of us rush to take photos of the big blue sky and glorious views of and from our campsite field, or simply just to capture a sunny moment for memory’s sake.

Look at our lovely afternoon shadows!

Caravans and motorhomes at Bathafarn Hall, Ruthin, Wales
MAS Northern’s long shadow, Ruthin, Wales. Credit: A Wood
Motorhomes, caravans and tents camping on a green field at Craken House Farm, Leyburn
Craken House Farm, Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales