Saturday, 12 November 2016

St. John the Baptist at East Ayton

The chapel of St. John the Baptist at East Ayton is an attractive low-built medieval church, built of golden stone with a red tiled roof

Poem - Appleby

After another interruption we return with Appleby by Grace Gant, requesting a return to the town.

Genus Alopochen

The Genus Alopochen only contains one living species, the Egyptian Goose Alopochen Aegyptiacus.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Rye Dale

Rye Dale is the main valley in the south-western corner of the North York Moors, running from the high moors east of Osmotherley, through some very remove country and past the historic remains of Revieux Abbey, before leaving the Moors at Helmsley.

Poem - The Orange Tree by Grace Gant

A new poem, The Orange Tree, inspired by a very relaxing weekend!

Genus Aix

The two members of the genus Aix live in widely separate parts of the world. The Wood Duck is native to the eastern United States, while the Mandarin Duck lives in China and Japan.

Sunday, 17 April 2016


Westerdale is an enclosed valley that sits at the head of Esk Dale, with some of the highest land in the North York Moors surrounding the head of the dale.