Home to York and the Yorkshire Wolds

So it’s been a while since I last posted anything and I apologise for this. As well as being a pretty stressful period of exams (and drinking after said exams), there hasn’t actually been an awful lot to write about. 

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However, I arrived home on Saturday and, since then, there has been much more to write about. On Saturday evening, my family and I went to a delicious little restaurant in York called Meltons. Food lovers of York: if you haven’t been, you must try it. As well as the food being sublime, they also try to source as much of their food as possible from the local area. The only downside is the cost, which is pretty hefty, although that wasn’t so much of an issue for me as my parents were paying (yes!!). But the food IS good – I started with scallops, then trout with mussels and samphire in a butter sauce, then panacotta with Yorkshire strawberries. The wine was also good.

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On the Sunday, my parents had planned a walk in the Yorkshire Wolds – the weather was good and we took a picnic (it was a brilliant picnic, my sister had gone rather all-out). We started from Millington, a small village, which is located in the Central Wolds. It has some beautiful scenery and is one of the few remaining wooded dales in the Wolds. It also is home to a number of highland cattle, whom we met on the walk. The walk was a circular one, which took us past Millington Woods, Millington Heights and Millington Pastures. The weather was fair, making for some good photography, as the light softly illuminated fields of yellow oilseed rape and purple lavender. The countryside here can truly be described as ‘rolling’ – the hills slowly climb and fall in the grass carpeted fields of the Wolds. Upon reaching the top of one hill, we could see a herd of highland cattle galloping down a hill on the opposite side of the valley, which was a pretty funny sight. We definitely felt we deserved our lunch when the time came (it was an almost 8 mile walk after all!!), and the food really tasted as good as it looked!! The weather managed to hold up all day, a fact for which I was grateful, as I hadn’t brought a waterproof. Overall, a lovely walk – I shall post a route if anyone would like to try it for themselves – it isn’t too challenging and you will be rewarded for your efforts with beautiful views.

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