Roe Deer

It always feels special on our walks when we spot a roe deer, and we’re seeing more of them than ever before around Appleton. It’s probably due to us walking more due to lockdown, and also there being fewer people around. The best time to see roe deer is usually early...

Bempton Cliffs

Bempton Cliffs made it into our top 5 things to do on the Yorkshire coast when we blogged about it in September last year. We’ve not been back there for many months for obvious reason, so as things are beginning to unlock, we decided to go this weekend, and were...

Wild Garlic

We love exploring the woods near Appleton at this time of year. Just 10 minutes’ walk from us, every day during spring reveals something new flowering on the woodland floor. Before the leaves begin to appear on the trees, and the leaf canopy fills, it’s a wonderful...

Winter Wonderland

We have to admit that we love it when it snows here. It feels quite magical and gives a different perspective on our favourite walks. The snow this week was the most we’ve had for some time and combined with bright blue skies and sunshine, it reminded us of skiing...

Lastingham circular walk

Lockdown has made us appreciate even more the walks that are on our doorstep. This week, whilst the USA was in turmoil, and our next 4 weeks of lockdown were imminent, we escaped to another great walk we’ve recently reacquainted ourselves with. It starts from...

Bramble Foraging

Autumn is the time for foraging, and we’ve recently turned our attention to the brambles which are appearing in all the hedgerows near the Long Barn. They will keep ripening for some time yet, so it’s worth picking them if you find them, and keep an eye open for when...