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Tourist & Leisure Attractions: Yorkshire Holiday

Belinda and Mike - follow our tourist travels in the UK

Yorkshire Holiday July 2000 - page 2

On the second half of our holiday in Yorkshire we walked part of the coastal Cleveland Way trail between Ravenscar and Robin Hood's Bay, went shopping at the McGlen Factory Outlet in York and enjoyed a car-free day with a local countryside walk from our Yorkshire holiday cottage base in Grafton.
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Ravenscar - the town that never was in Yorkshire
By day 3 we hadn't yet done a Yorkshire walk so we headed out to walk part of The Cleveland Way, starting at Ravenscar.  Ravenscar is known as 'the town that never was'.  It was...

Picnic lunch on The Cleveland Way at Ravenscar
...quite a distance to Ravenscar so as soon as we arrived we ate our picnic lunch.  The town's in the background - yes, that's it, see our Yorkshire links to check out Ravenscar's sad history.

Cleveland Way looking towards Robin Hood's Bay
We hadn't walked far along The Cleveland Way before we were rewarded with this magnificent view across to Robin Hood's Bay, unplagued by sea fret.

Walking towards Robin Hood's Bay along The Cleveland Way in Yorkshire
It's not far then, so Mike strode ahead setting the pace.  The track runs along the crumbling cliff top at points, which was a bit worrying!

Robin Hood's Bay town on the Yorkshire coast
We didn't arrive in Robin Hood's Bay town until late afternoon and only just in time for a refreshing coffee before closing.  The town used to be a quiet fishing port, but now tourism is the main industry.

Changing feet at Ravenscar
Our poor feet!  It turned out to be quite a trek along The Cleveland Way, it was getting late on our return to the car at Ravenscar and we still had a fair drive ahead across Yorkshire back to the Grafton cottage.

McArthur Glen retail park in York
Mike's a happy chappy as he announces to camera that they're back in York, this time for a shopping trip to the McArthur Glen factory outlet with 70% off!  Wow, let us in there!  The shopping...

Inside McArthur Glen shopping outlet
...outlet featured all the usual stores and could be 'anywheresville' apart from a few individual shops.  Mike bought some new trainers at McArthur Glen and Belinda got the sort of stuff women like!

Walking to the pub in Grafton, Yorkshire
Time for a local evening pub meal, it just so happened there was such a place a short walk up the road from the Grafton holiday cottage in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Dales walking
Our final day then, and another Yorkshire walk and a local one from the cottage across the Dales.  The weather didn't look too good, but what the heck...

Dodgy weather approaching in the Yorkshire Dales
...and... uh-oh, of course we got our second Yorkshire soaking of the week as we crossed this field at the same time as that nasty horrible rain cloud!

Boroughbridge pub meal
So another pub meal to round off our enjoyable Yorkshire holiday, in Boroughbridge this time, and an excellent meal it was too.

Loading the car after the holiday
Time to head home after a wet and cold, but nonetheless happy holiday week in Yorkshire.


You may also be interested in our previous year's Peak District holiday.

Don't forget to view our Yorkshire and other UK tourist resources with many websites we've researched and reviewed, handy if you're planning to visit the Yorkshire area.

See also our North Wales holiday images.