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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Monday, 12 July 2021

OS Grid 38 (northing) Day 14 - North Cliffe to Beverley Golf Club.

Thursday  8th July  2021. North Cliffe. to Beverley golf club - 10.2 miles

I reproduce the first photo of  North Cliffe church because as we prepared for departure after dropping off the other car at Beverley golf club an elderly Yorkshire gent emerged from the church and we chatted over that wall. He had been tending to the church's welfare for fifty one years and lived across the road.

Once we got him going there was no stopping and he was full of dry Yorkshire "humour", a sort of self made character. BC jokingly suggested we may send him a cheque for the parking - "Aye. And don't forget to sign it" was the reply.

Mr. Churchman told us about Samuel Fox (1815 t0 1887) who allegedly invented the umbrella and made a fortune. He established an estate around North Cliffe with several houses with attractive themed architecture. Fox also founded the church and just survived to see its completion and became the first person to be buried there - see photo below.


We had a steep climb from the village on some of the only muddy terrain we encountered in four days. This was the key to our traverse of the Yorkshire Wolds and the rest of the day involved much undulation. We came across a chap with a substantial vehicle repair business set in the middle of nowhere .He tidies up the less glamorous part exchange vehicles that franchised dealers do not want seen around their premises, so he said.

North Newbald wass an attractive archetypal English village with wide open space in the centre. A couple emerged from The Old Church and The Old school now converted to a residence and we chatted. BC is learning: having dropped  something about cafés in the conversation , hey-presto, we were invited to go back into their house for a brew, but time was pressing and we politely declined, but Mick and Gayle please put this one on the score sheet.

Long steady road ascent and descent followed on tarmac over the rolling Yorkshire Wolds but keeping close to our line.There was nowhere to stop for our midday snack for miles and in the end we just sat down in a field opening from the road.  With my two replacement knees it is not easy getting back up from a prone position and I much prefer to find somewhere to sit properly.

At one point The Yorkshire Wolds Way long distance path crossed our road - BC of course has walked this but had no recollection of that location, but I reckon much of that route looks the same as the rest.

BC had commented on the paucity of things to write about and we speculated about the possibility of having a blogger's gift before the end of the day and as it turned out we were so rewarded.

We left the road to enter the massive extent of the Beverley Golf Club. Here we met a party of folk walking and chatted with one of them. He had done a lot of walking and running. He then gave us directions about crossing the course which is all set on access land. There are two windmills marked on the map, one at the centre of the course and one at the clubhouse. We visited the former and saw cows roaming at will around the course. Earlier in the day we had obtained permission to leave our car at the clubhouse. On our arrival we again met the guy we had seen earlier on the course and he turned out to be the president of the club. We were then offered a conducted tour of the windmill including inspection of its clock mechanism and a climb up to the roof with splendid views across to Beverley and their minster. President Brendan was going to be away next day and told us we could leave our car on his private parking spot if we wanted - such things make these trips even more memorable.

Where we chatted to the church Yorkshireman over the wall

Samuel Fox's grave - first one in - pole position

North Newbald. The old schoolhouse and church where we were offered a brew is the sandy coloured building in the centre

Also in North Newbald

The Yorkshire Wolds Way crossing our route. Looks a bit like one of those Hockney East Yorkshire paintings?

Onto the huge Beverley golf course

Windmill one. There is some ancient law that allows cattle to roam at will all over the course and the adjoining roads and stories abound of their wanderings

Zoom to Beverley Minster

Windmill 2. President Brendan in striped shirt, BC beyond

I think this was higher than All Saints church on Day 1 at 40 metres, probably about 50 metres here, so I reckon this was the highest point of our trip.



  1. Hugh, I looked at the Page Source for your post — there’s a great number of paragraph tags that create the stretch of blank space. They look like this: < p >< / p >. I’ve added the spaces so that the tags show up as text and not tags.

    The only way to see them is to look at look at the post in the Blogger dashboard using HTML view. You can delete all the code for the repeated photos in HTML view as well.

    You can switch between Compose and HTML from the tiny dropdown menu at the far left of the screen for writing a post. It’s under the space for the post title. It looks something like this:

    < > ↓

    I *think* this is the solution to the problem.

  2. Michael L. - You are a genius. HTML scares me but it was sheer joy to delete that obvious mass of nonsense. Goodness knows how it got there.

    I am not a great football fan but we are all a bit in the Doldrums here having just missed winning the Euro 220 Final to Italy.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Conrad R.

  3. You seem to have sorted your blogger problem, thanks to Michael. I wonder if he could sort my problem today of uploading pictures to the WordPress site, which is driving me mad and preventing posting?
    Correction - the highest point of our trip was on that Wolds road, spot height 113 m.

  4. BC - sorry to hear you are having those problems. It is hard enough to do four days posts without that bother. Thanks for the correction, as it happens the Wolds wern't that much higher although it seemed so as we toiled up some of those long uphills in the hot sunshine.

  5. You’re welcome, Hugh.

    Sorry, BC, I have no knowledge of WordPress.

  6. Excellent! An offer of refreshment AND a guided tour of an interesting building on Day 2 of a 4-day excursion is an impressive achievement.