England Travels: Sutton Bank
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018.
We were staying in a small town near Thirsk, which is near York.
On Saturday, we got brief tour of the area. The pictures from
Thirsk are in a different section, but one of the stops was
Sutton Banks, a hill that overlooks the North York Moors National
Park. We didn't have a ton of time (about 30 minutes to walk
on the trail, which means 10 minutes out, 10 minutes back, and
10 mintues to look, take pictures, and such) as we were going
to a birthday party at the end of the day, an hour away. So
we cut this a bit short and then came back on Sunday to spend
a little more time there. It had been a bit overcast and foggy
on Saturday. It was warmer on Sunday, but more hazy, with
more restricted visibility. That day, we also stopped at the
Mouseman furniture visitor museum and White Horse, plus other
places on other sections. Everything other than the first set
of pictures from Sutton Bank was taken on Sunday.
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Sutton Bank (Saturday)
Sutton Bank is on top of a hill with a 25% grade.
Note that I was in the front...(more)
Finest view in England, credited to James Herriot
on the Sutton Bank trail. ...(more)
Looking to the west from Sutton Bank.
The road is the A170 highway.
Smaller panoramic view of the area at Sutton Bank.
180° panoramic of Sutton Bank, from
the south (left), then west, then to...(more)
Robert Thompson was a furniture maker in the
first half of the 20th Century in Kilburn, North Yorkshire. As his
trademake, he would carve a mouse on every piece of furniture he made.
His family still runs the workshop and others who had worked with have
adopted similar trademarks, each with own animail. The furniture is
well known worldwide. We stopped in to the Mouseman visitor Centre.
A friend of mine kept asking me (jokingly) about my upcoming
Beatrix and her big sister Isabel in a mouseman chair.
I liked the little bridges over the (drainage?) stream
as well as the hills...(more)
Aunt Stephanie playing the game Spin the Whizzy Izzy.
The Kilburn White Horse (from below)
First cut into the hill in 1857.
Every few years it undergoes maintenance and grooming.
The White Horse on the hillside is visible for miles
around the area.
A trail goes from the bottom up to the top, connecting
to the Sutton Bank trail.
As I was about to take a picture of White Horse, a Piper
Pawnee flies right...(more)
A picture of White Horse from the parking lot at the bottom.
Yorkshire Gliding Club and Sutton Bank (Sunday)
We went back to Sutton Bank on Sunday because
I wanted to hike the whole trail. Stephanie also wanted to get a run
in, so it seemed like many things could be accomplished at once. The
Yorkshire Gliding Club is located at the top of the hill too. I only
saw them from the trail. The ceiling wasn't too high, but they still
launched a few gliders. The one I saw when I was on the trail wound
up coming back pretty quickly and it was the last one for the day. I
think the clouds were getting too low (unless they wanted to soar in
the valley and then land in a farm field and get trucked back up.
This was a picture of the airfield, gliders, tow-plane
and more from the van as...(more)
The valley below and the A170 highway. The clouds are
lower than they were the...(more)
Looking to the south. I found the little farm
that's visible using the...(more)
A warning sign by the edge of the path. I was really
hoping to get a shot of...(more)
The sign with the airfield in the distance. There are
hangars for the...(more)
Another view of the no-name farm I saw before and the Hood Beck.
The road is...(more)
I spotted Stephanie below, surveying the land, making
On the way back, she was sitting and pondering universal
truths, like "why...(more)
White Horse (from above)
The Sutton Bank path continued beyond the
gliderport and ended at the top of White Horse. I wasn't expecting
that. Suddenly I sort of had an idea of where I was (though not
really relative to anything else).
A 180° panoramic shot from the top
of White Horse. Since I was using a...(more)
A sign with more information on The White Horse of Kilburn.
The view from the top of the parking lot at the bottom
where we were.
The road goes south to Kilburn, where the Mouseman Visitor
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