Anyone who knows Yorkshire will know that but today we have been looking at Yorkshire rocks.
We went through a Dales route to Greenhowe above Pately Bridge to visit Coldstones Cut a public outdoor art works above a working limestone quarry. Nidderdale used to be full of mines and quarries but this is the last one in operation.
We thought it was excellent but it was a little cool with the hazy sun this morning.
We had a coffee just below at the Toft Gate Barn which was very nice. The Tour de Yorkshire is using Greenhowe Hill but the lady was complaining about the business she was going to lose by the road closure which was not going to allow people into the cafe. Also the closure of roads around Pately Bridge for resurfacing for the same event. Shame these events can’t benefit all.
I’d have happily gone back there for lunch but Chris thought it was too early so decided to go on to Brimham Rocks.
We experienced the chaos in Pately Bridge first hand caused by diversions but when we eventually got to Brimham Rocks the sun was out. The food outlet was just a kiosk but we sat out and enjoyed tea and a bacon/sausage sandwich.
It was pretty busy it still being Easter hols for many with the rocks being explored by the kids. I remember having kittens watching mine climbing all over them many years ago.
I chose my blip from the many fantastical shapes because I really liked how they’ve incorporated the rocks into buildings by Visitor centre.
If you want to see more of both places see here.
Happy St George’s Day!