The Village Where Walkers are Welcome

How lovely it is, as a walker, to receive a positive welcome.DSCF0586

In my next blog, I’ll be describing a walk we did recently from the Yorkshire village of Thornton Steward to Jervaulx Abbey.

But I want to make this separate mention of the kindness of the local people with this special blog.

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The Village Institute

Start from Thornton Steward and you’ll see notices welcoming ramblers to the village.

But more than that…

There’s a notice in the Village Institute, inviting ramblers to come inside to use the facilities and make themselves a hot drink, all for a modest contribution in their honesty box – profits used to maintain the building.

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Thornton Steward Church

Walking further on we passed Danby Hall, where the public right of way runs right in front of the house.

Here too is a notice welcoming walkers.

In what seems to be an ever-increasingly selfish world, how grand it is to receive such a welcome.

It’s beautiful countryside too, with a variety of walks. Why not give it a go?

My blog on the walk to Jervaulx Abbey will follow soon.

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Author: John Bainbridge

Rambler, hillwalker, stravaiger and trespasser, access campaigner. Novelist writing historical and period crime fiction.

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