Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thursday


Just a few photos today, we went out to my favourite place, not peaceful on an August holiday, so we ate our sandwiches and moved on.  The funny thing is we had to go through Newton-on-Radcliffe, where we had looked at a cottage, and been invited to a meal by the owners.  Well as we did not buy there is a certain amount of guilt as we drove through;  many reasons for not buying and we don't regret it....
Over the moors stopping at the Roman Road, and I wandered along taking photos, some bright wit told me to watch out for the chariots.  On to the beck, now there is a niggly complaint here, a family rolled up and then proceeded to haul out the whole gubbins for a picnic, this included 4 chairs, a large windbreak, and a tent.  We moved to a quieter spot, when another family got out, bright red hair on two of them and pale purple on the other two.  You can tell it is the school holidays but each to their own.  So I wandered along the forestry footpath and took photos of the sheep, sure one was calling me a 'mare' so what;)












What I find so extraordinary about this road, is that the stone has never been 'robbed' either for building a cottage or road, due probably to its remoteness.

This is the start of the Roman road from the modern road
The other side, no road shows here, but probably under heather making its way to Cawthorn Roman Camps.
Pretty flower that has 'escaped' into the wild, it was part of the planting round the old building

8 comments:

  1. We find the same during the school holidays Thelma. It is good that people take their children out into the fresh air and away from screens of one sort or another, but this month is definitely not the best month for getting out and about up here. I love your photographs of that Roman road.

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  2. The road to Whitby is full of traffic Pat, and it is good that everyone is out and about, and that the weather was warmer today. That road seems to stand the test of time, which is more than can be said of some of the lanes round here. Beautiful in summer, but potholes and deep edges to the verge make driving difficult sometimes, today a great tractor pulling a very high trailer of straw bales careered round the corner in the village of Marton, if we had been a couple of seconds sooner goodness knows what would have happened;)

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  3. Must look at the Ordnance Survey map to find that Roman Road - can it be off the A169?

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    1. Morning Nilly, We take the road out of Pickering (off the 170 to Thirsk), turn right to Newton-on-Rawcliffe (at the Co-op car park traffic lights) then it is a straight road for a few miles, hitting the forestry bit, then the moors bit, over the first crossing of a beck, the Roman Road is signposted on the right just up the hill. We normally drive on through Goathland and there is a signpost there, but this is different and must come from the opposing side. Meant to look for 'Old Wives Well' which is just before, but no sign post but it is marked on the map. The one I forgot to take!

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  4. Yellow Loosestrife is the flower - I have it in the garden here. Good photos of the Roman road and it is certainly well preserved. Where does it head to?

    I agree with you about the world and his wife being out in August. We have been trying to book a cheap (Premier Inn type) hotel room down in Somerset this weekend, but none of them are playing ball and I can't imagine every single double room in Somerset is booked solid that night!

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    1. Hi Jennie, Maybe it heads on through Goathland, and then to the coasts, there are quite a few Roman villas grouped heading northwards.
      Travel Lodge/Premier Inn wretched places, their prices go up and down, you have to book ages before and then you find yourself stranded next to a motorway and a view to kill for out of the window ;).

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  5. Reading your reply above Thelma about the enormous tractor careering round a corner - in Carlton in Coverdale just a mile or two from here, just such a tractor and trailer took the corner off a cottage as it careered round last Autumn during silage time. The elderly woman who lived there had been sitting in her armchair drinking a cup of tea only moments before. The repairs cost thousands - the lad driving the tractor got the sack I understand.
    And on the subject of coltsfoot - it is a plant (both leaf and flower) which I love. Luckily we have a nice patch of it just down the lane from our house. A good reason for you to pop over one day in coltsfoot season to have a look at it!

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  6. Our Marton tractor driver was driving far too fast round a right angled corner, he saved the day by pulling over onto the verge but our side was of course a cottage wall, I would hate to live with a house wall onto a lane.
    We will come and visit one day I promise Pat, I seem to remember was there coltsfoot medicine 'tussilago' is to do with coughs...

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