In the next two days we visited the Hole of Horcum, Goathland and Robin Hood’s Bay as well as spending more time in Whitby itself. We had booked a week in a house in Whitby via Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages.
From there we had chosen a house that was near the town centre and had off-street car parking.
My photographic planning for our days in North Yorkshire came from this recommended book.
Wednesday 7th October 2020 – The Hole of Horcum
The Hole of Horcum is described in the photographic guide on page 74. The Hole is on one side of the A169, Whitby to Pickering road, and a large car park is on the other.
The road was very busy so crossing to get a better view of the Hole took some time. In the car park other visitors were clearly getting ready for hikes around the Hole and off onto the surrounding North Yorkshire Moors.
We walked along the the footpath around the lip of the Hole.
Panoramas on my iPhone seemed the best way of capturing the size of the depression.
Wednesday 7th October 2020 – Goathland
As we turned off the A169 I stopped to take a picture of RAF Fylingdales.
After dodging the sheep grazing around the car park and the footpaths, we walked to the small group of shops.
We stopped for an excellent lunch in the coffee shop.
Goathland railway station appeared in the first three Harry Potter films as Hogsmeade station. We were lucky as a train was just passing through as we arrived at the platform.
No longer part of the national network but is on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
To reach the station we had to cross this bridge over a small river.
Walking back from the station we passed more of the Aidensfield buildings from Heartbeat.
These metal sheep by a local artist looked interesting. I was saved as no-one was around to quote a price.