Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby 100%JR » 7 Sep 2019, 8:57pm

Spinners wrote:Just had a fantastic weeks holiday in God's own county - staying near Leyburn and Bedale. Plenty of sun all week (albeit with a bit of an edge to the wind earlier in the week) and building up to being scorchio yesterday and today. As a bonus, 'er indoors was OK with me getting out on my bike for a few shortish local rides. Lovely!

Did you venture down Wensleydale to Hawes?
Me Mam and Dad have lived up Hawes way since 1996 8) Beautiful part of Yorkshire.
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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby Cugel » 7 Sep 2019, 9:24pm

100%JR wrote:
Spinners wrote:Just had a fantastic weeks holiday in God's own county - staying near Leyburn and Bedale. Plenty of sun all week (albeit with a bit of an edge to the wind earlier in the week) and building up to being scorchio yesterday and today. As a bonus, 'er indoors was OK with me getting out on my bike for a few shortish local rides. Lovely!

Did you venture down Wensleydale to Hawes?
Me Mam and Dad have lived up Hawes way since 1996 8) Beautiful part of Yorkshire.


That would be up Wensleydale to Hawes from Leyburn, though but. :-)

It is fantastical cycling country all 'round there. Add in Arkengarthdale or Swaledale, Mallerstang then back down Wensleydale; or perhaps the north side of Wensleydale through Redmire then Askrigg to the fine pub at Hardraw before a return up Buttertubs then back via Swaledale. A ride through Wensleydale then down Garsdale to Sedbergh (cafes) and back via Dentdale. So many hard but satisfying rides!

Then there's all that stuff south of Wensleydale, including the evil climb from Hawes up Fleet Moss from whence one may choose several impossible routes back.

Cugel, far to the west now.
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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby Spinners » 7 Sep 2019, 9:28pm

100%JR wrote:
Spinners wrote:Just had a fantastic weeks holiday in God's own county - staying near Leyburn and Bedale. Plenty of sun all week (albeit with a bit of an edge to the wind earlier in the week) and building up to being scorchio yesterday and today. As a bonus, 'er indoors was OK with me getting out on my bike for a few shortish local rides. Lovely!

Did you venture down Wensleydale to Hawes?
Me Mam and Dad have lived up Hawes way since 1996 8) Beautiful part of Yorkshire.


Yes, last year and again this year. Beautiful! Got myself a Yorkshire cycling jersey from the Dales Countryside Museum but it's still a bit of a tight fit :oops:
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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby 100%JR » 7 Sep 2019, 9:41pm

Cugel wrote:Then there's all that stuff south of Wensleydale, including the evil climb from Hawes up Fleet Moss from whence one may choose several impossible routes back.

I have to climb said evil route up Fleet Moss to get to my parents farm :wink:
(The farm where they live,they're not farmers!)
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 10 Sep 2019, 5:34am

Professor Joseph Wright was born in Idle near Bradford but he was not lazy, went down the mine at six years old, he could draw pictures with both hands at once
He walked from Antwerp to Heidelberg to save cash and later became Professor of languages at Oxford, helped to get Tolkien interested in languages
He liked cycling in the Dales and was involved in the Yorkshire Dialect Society
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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby Cyril Haearn » 19 Jan 2020, 5:17am

100%JR wrote:
Cugel wrote:Then there's all that stuff south of Wensleydale, including the evil climb from Hawes up Fleet Moss from whence one may choose several impossible routes back.

I have to climb said evil route up Fleet Moss to get to my parents farm :wink:
(The farm where they live,they're not farmers!)

What are they doing, living on a farm without being farmers?
Is that a thing? :wink:
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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby timmitchell » 20 Jan 2020, 10:29pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:No need for a peace wall between Lancashire and Yorkshire :wink:

But were there not some boundary changes that moved places from L to Y or Y to L?

Is there a sudden change in speech/dialect at the boundary?


Not that I know of. I am a Yorkshire Man, bred in Saddleworth. It was and remains in the West Riding. Some confusion arises as we were moved to Gtr MCR in the mid 70's. We were not moved to Lancashire. Gtr Manchester is formed from Lancs/Cheshire/Yorkshire.

On the whole we have more in common than apart. Just we are better :roll:

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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby 100%JR » 21 Jan 2020, 10:01am

Cyril Haearn wrote:What are they doing, living on a farm without being farmers?
Is that a thing? :wink:

Yes,sadly.
Quite a few Hills Farms are no longer working farms as it just doesn't pay.
The Farm in question was bought when the last tenant died(no one to take it on)was renovated and has since 1997 been run as a B&B for walkers doing the Pennine and Dales Way routes.The owner also does Grouse shooting days(primary business) and rents out the land(almost 1000 acres IIRC) to neighbouring Farmers to graze their flocks.Had he not bought it because of the remote location it would probably have ended up another Dales crumbling ruin(of which there are quite a few!)
If it were owned by my parents I would be living there myself :wink:
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