On the way back from The Peaks, we stopped off to see friends and family in The West Riding of Yorkshire. Once an industrial heartland of the Nation it is now a sorry site in a lot of places, derelict pit land and broken industrial infrastructure litter the skyline. The job of reclaiming the industrial waste appears to have stalled. Cuts? and what could be a handsome walking park is littered with the detritus of failure and stupidity. Why fly-tip in the green spaces?
Castleford still has a lot going for it, friendly locals and decent Rugby League team. In town a pub, not mentioned in the 'Good Beer Guide', serving fabulous real, local ales in a space bursting with authentic charm and conviviality. 'The Junction', if you are in Cas, look it up, give yourself a treat!