Saint Wilfrid’s Needle – Ripon

“And Saint Wilfred’s bone of Ripon to keep cattle from pain,And his needle which sinners can not pass the eye” (Holme 1537)   Ripon cathedral is built on the site of an early church established by saint Wilfrid in 672 AD. The small crypt beneath the cathedral is believed to be part of this church, […]

Pratting about at Gormire Lake

  Gormire lake is located at the foot of Sutton Bank, 5 miles to the east of Thirsk.   On previous visits to Gormire, an almost uncanny silence was noticed around the lake when there was no one else about. The enclosing low ridge and high cliff face seems to shield the lake from external […]