Rooted in the land – The long way home

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Kilburn White Horse by Andy Beecroft for geograph.org (CCL) Kilburn White Horse by Andy Beecroft for geograph.org (CCL)

I am not entirely sure whether it was simply an opportunistic trip… as we were already so far north… or whether it was designed to ensure I didn’t cry as I left the moors. The one time we had been going even further north was the only time I’ve managed to stay dry eyed. I usually drive away through a blur of tears and for some unknown and illogical reason, this time had felt like a longer farewell. Whatever was going on, it worked and I was able to point the car northwards and still see the road… more or less…

We had booked into the New Inn at Cropton for a night, not far from Pickering and the North York moors. First, however, we had to get there… and a road closure conveniently forced us to take the backroads. This…

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