In the gorgeous sunshine of last Sunday we went for a spin along the riverbank and around Rowntree Park. No ducklings yet but plenty of other signs of spring – trees coming into leaf, blossom and lots of daffodils! For a trip like this, I prefer my Bootmaster as it feels safer; my new powerchair … Continue reading Daffodils and blossom!
Bit chillier now but we’re still getting plenty of sunshine so a great time to catch some lovely Autumn colours. Rowntree Park in York is starting to look good and I know Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam and Golden Acre in Leeds, Fountains Abbey, Ripon and Thorp Perrow near Bedale will soon be looking spectacular!
Breezy Knees is a garden, nursery and café at Stockton on the Forest near York which I had heard of a while ago but was somewhat put off by the silly name. However, we’d been told it was good so thought we would go and – wow! It’s lovely! The café seems to be quite … Continue reading Daft name, lovely gardens!
It is very pleasant to pootle along by the river in York – the Millennium Bridge gives great views up and down the river, there are benches and information plaques here and there, viewing platforms which jut out to give good views of the river, there are often rowers to watch or people to wave at on … Continue reading By the river in York
York University campus is a great place for spotting ducks, geese and great crested grebes on the lake and all manner of other birdlife as well as squirrels and rabbits. At this time of year you can spot daffodils, crocuses, hellebores, cowslips, blossom, trees coming out into leaf and, yes, lots of ducklings! The Heslington … Continue reading Ducklings!
The autumn colours seem to be particularly fabulous this year and our determination to get out and see them took us to Roundhay Park. We had borrowed scooters here before but they have changed where you collect them – now it is from the shop at Tropical World. They take your details and show you … Continue reading Magnificent autumn colours!
Here are some places I thoroughly recommend visiting! They are great for everyone but I’ll also mention their accessible features! Click on the title for my full review or the link below to visit their own site. Talkin Tarn Country Park Lake with accessible paths. Café, shop and accessible loos. https://www.visitcumbria.com/car/talkin-tarn/ The Sill, Once … Continue reading Places to visit
Our first overnight stop was in Wark, Northumberland at the Battlesteads Inn. Actually, our very first stop was at Witton-le-Wear, County Durham, to take a photo of the church in which my great-great-grandmother got married in 1859, then a brief loo stop at the Wentworth leisure centre (very civilised!) Battlesteads is officially a hotel and … Continue reading Our accessible Scottish adventure!