|A picture from the tops (between Redmire-Fremlington)|
The weather was good, Carl wasn't aching from the bike ride yesterday so we agreed to split up: Carl was going off with some bike and I was going off shopping to Richmond. Deal.
I dropped Carl off at The Dales Mountain Biking Centre and left him to it.
Grinton to Richmond was a 10 mile drive, I parked on the market square and had 2 hours to shop before I had to move the car.
I began at York House, a shop which you could literally lose yourself in, it was a mish-mash of objects ranging from antiques, and old stuff, quirky 'homeware' gifts, handbags, jewellery local art. It's the shop that I get steered away from with Mr Lisa. If you were to put all of the Tynemouth market stalls (Saturday & Sunday) into a shop - this is what you'd get. I must have spent a good 40 minutes in there, and bought a matryoshka moneybox -only this only had 1 layer, a purse covered in felt flowers (which I'm going to remove the flowers and use on a top), a packet of lexicon cards and 10 cigarette cards. A bizarre combination of stuff, but I have ideas in mind...
The next shop along from York House (or there abouts) was a great little deli called Jeffersons their window had a map of the region which pin pointed the items they stocked and where they came from - a great idea! Part of my mission today was to return to the ranch with Yorkshire Tapas, a selection of cheeses and nibbles so that we could stay in the cabin for dinner, and save a few pennies. I decided to re-visit them later on my rounds.
|Cross View Tearooms|
Time was running out on the free parking, so I went back to Jeffersons and got 4 local cheeses, a great Apricot chutney (as recommended by the owners), a big slice of cheese (coverdale) and onion quiche, some crackers, some gorgeous thick-cut ham and a free tub of pease pudding (lucky Mr Lisa - I'm not a fan). I also bought a nice seeded loaf from Peters Bakery in the town too.
Places in Richmond to eat, drink & shop:
- Jeffersons, 57b Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JQ http://jeffersonsofrichmond.co.uk/
- Cross View Tearooms, 38/39 Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire
DL10 4QL http://www.crossviewtearooms.co.uk/index.html
- York House, 60 Market Place, Richmond,
DL10 4JQ http://www.yorkhouseantiques.co.uk/ (no website content yet)
Revisiting an old friend...
Next stop - some photos down by the river Swale, and the waterfalls, followed by a 10 minute walk to Cornforth Hill. Why? Cornforth is my maiden name, and about 25yrs ago I had my picture taken next to the sign by friends on a day trip. The sign's looking old now - you can hardly make it out, but it does say CORNFORTH HILL.
|Richmond Castle overlooking the Swale|
Afternoon tea (& cake)?
|Mr Lisa's view from his bike ride|
I didn't have afternoon tea in Richmond, I actually saved myself for more cake at The Dales Mountain Biking Centre - and went for coffee cake, with coffee. I arrived back there for about 3pm, Mr Lisa had been back from his ride only 10 minutes earlier - he'd had fun
|Air Ambulance leaving|
We nipped over to Reeth, for an ice-cream (yes we'd only just eaten cake) and had a suprise visit from the Air Ambulance, which landed in a field just behind us.
Eye spy a tree or two of sloes
|Redmire Station at dusk|
Jeffersons of Richmond and wine (the only thing that wasn't local) - a tasty selection of yumminess.