Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Walk to Bishop Monkton

Now that I have finally finished my posts about last week Thursday, we can move on to Friday, the 14th of July.

As you can see, it was a good day weather-wise - ideal for walking; not too hot, but not threatening with rain, either. We decided to take one of the walks suggested in a little guide book my sister gave me for Christmas (or a birthday?) a couple of years ago, and walked via Littlethorpe to Bishop Monkton.

Renton Bridge

Newby Hall

Good part of the route was along the river Ure, with glimpses of Newby Hall. (If you want to know more about this beautiful stately home and its gardens, simply type "Newby Hall" in the search box at the top left corner of my blog; we've been there a few years ago.)

The path was more or less well-kept and rather overgrown at times, but it was dry and we enjoyed the solitude and greenness around us.

My next post will show you Bishop Monkton, a really pretty village where I'd not been before.


  1. As always I'm impressed with the solitude of your walks and doubt you'd find anything like them here in the US. Of course we have hiking trails everywhere, but neither are they well kept or as beautifully peaceful as yours. Our trails are mostly wild and wooly!

    1. Some of the footpaths here are rather wild, too, Jill - I just don't stop there to take pictures, I am too busy paying attention to where I'm going!

  2. I'm not sure that I've ever heard of Bishop Monkton (but thereagain I'm not sure of anything which involves memory - I never have been). On your walk I'd have been busy looking for butterflies and insects and birds.

    1. We saw plenty of both - but you know how completely unable I am to capture anything on camera that moves fast, and they all have a tendency to do so.