Thursday, August 25, 2016

25th August

We took advantage of the last two sunny days and went sightseeing. First day it was the 'Lavender Farm' very National Trust with a shop and expensive plants set high on a south facing slope, but I did get some lavender water and oil.  The plants are set out methodically on the slopes and there are fun things to do for the children.  Far reaching views but very windy.

Yesterday was over the moors via Hutton-le-Hole, Rosedale Abbey and then to Danby and the Moors National Park Centre to visit an exhibition there.  As you can see from the following photographs, the heather is out in full glorious colour, on this particular part of the moors we go past the solitary pub on the highest part of the moor.
The geology of the moors is strange round here, blind valleys below ending in small villages, there is a definitive demarcation line between the farmed land and the moor.  We passed walkers tramping along the road, why? when they had vast areas of land to walk on.
The Moors National Park Centre is housed in an old shooting lodge and has special exhibitions in its gallery, the quilts are what we had come to see, or at least I had on the recommendation of a friend. A lot of the needlework was beautiful there were two women teaching how to make rugs on a peg loom, the exhibition was called 'Foray into Fibre' by the Cleveland Fibre Arts Group......
And today the weather is grey and misty it is drizzling or maybe mizzling!


  1. Yes the heather is beautiful here too at present. It doesn't last long but while it lasts it really is a sight for sore eyes.
    That exhibition looks worth a visit too.

  2. Yes it was very colourful a mixed bag of fibre craft.