Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

I am leading a walk this morning and thought you might like to join us. I took the pictures a month ago when I was planning it.

First stop the Market Cross, and onto the church.


Then into the millennium garden and the Peace Pole

With wonderful views over the Vale of Pickering.

Can you spot the windmill in the distance, it has no sails. In fact it never had sails as the neighbours complained it was an eye sore so it was never completed. NIMBYism is not a new phenomena.

I love the mosaic created by the local school children asΒ  we leave the garden and head up a field.

Up we go

There’s the church in the distance. And now we have arrived at the site of a castle.

Long since demolished.

All that remains is this pond which used to have fish in it to feed the castle inhabitants.

Now a favourite picnic spot in the summer. Back down the way we came.

Pub any one for some coffee, mulled wine or cider? Hope you enjoyed the little stroll, a welcome relief from the frenetic preparations for Christmas.



Comments on: "Kirkbymoorside, a short Winter’s walk." (34)

  1. Such a beautiful place. Thank you Cathy for the guided walk (sincerely and really appreciated since getting about is much difficult now πŸ™‚ ) πŸ™‚ xo

  2. This place looks beautiful and calm reminds me a vegetable farm here nearby Tambov. But for me, have to wait at least 3 more months to see green trees again, we are covered by snow now.

  3. Looks lovely, Cathy. Thank you for the tour!

  4. That was wonderful! As always the views are breathtaking! The favorite picnic spot- so enchanting!

    The pub named “Kings Head” made me wonder!!?? Named by anarchists? I’ve seen lots of pubs with interesting names like “Boars Head”. But wouldn’t King’s head mean- do away with the King? (off with his head?) I’m curious what is its meaning? :o)

  5. Thoroughly enjoyed our walk ~ thank you! πŸŽ„

  6. Ooh, I haven’t been to Kirby Moorside for years, lovely walk πŸ™‚

  7. I certainly enjoyed that stroll – thank you for the outbreath!

  8. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    A lovely walk. Thanks for sharing

  9. A very refreshing walk, Cathy, thanks so much for taking us!

  10. Looks a lovely day for a walk when you were planning it. Wet and grey here today but indoor day of cooking again for me!

  11. Perfect winter walk! Thank you for sharing… πŸ™‚

  12. Looks a scenic stroll. Shame about the castle not being there anymore, it stood in a pretty place. X

  13. I hope the weather for the walk was as good as it was the day you took the photos! The gravestones in the one photo look very old–I do love an old cemetery, almost as much as a pub!

    • Sadly today was cold and grey. When I plan the walks I choose my day for good weather, sadly we can’t do the same when we go as a group.

  14. This is so nice! Feels peaceful, thanks for sharing!

  15. A nice little stroll there -I particularly like the way it ends πŸ˜‰

  16. Loved having an early morning walk! I discovered the other day that Thirsk once had a Castle just off the town centre – there is a grassy mound left where it stood. Have been many times and never knew that.

    • Good heavens I never knew that about Thirsk either. I keep meaning to visit the James Herriot museum too. I feel a trip to Thirsk may be required.

  17. Just managing to catch up with you after spending the last two weeks editing the 380 photos from my recent Ireland trip and writing up my blog about it. That looks a nice walk, I love the view towards the church and the old fish pond πŸ™‚

  18. How lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk.
    The Peace Pole interests me. I first heard of them in 1997 and donated one to the Primary School that my grandchildren attend to mark 11:11 in 2011. The one I donated is hollow and plastic, and each year for the Armistice ceremony they children write messages of peace and post them into the top of the pole. It has “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in 4 languages. The one on your walk looks wooden and with maybe 6 languages.
    I got mine from the Peace Sanctuary in Scotland: https://www.worldpeace-uk.org/peace-pole-henge/
    I love to visit there one day.

    All good wishes for your walk today Cathy – hope the sun peeps through.

    • Thank you, just back, no sign of the sun I am afraid. Yes there were six languages on the peace pole and everyone was very interested in it. I love the idea that the children keep adding new messages to it.

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