Have a great Yorkshire Day… I hope you are able to get out and celebrate the glories of the county. Just how much there is to celebrate in Yorkshire was brought home to me on Thursday when I attended the launch of a new book, Gervase Phinn’s Yorkshire Journey. The book, published by Dalesman, contains some stunning photos from all around the county, including the area where he was brought up in the south of the county. Gervase describes his home town of Rotherham as ‘the gateway to the dales’, with tongue firmly in cheek, but if you’ve ever visited the likes of Conisborough or Roche you’ll know there’s a lot to be proud of in that area. I was many miles further north earlier in the week and just had to stop the car to take the above photo. It’s taken on the road from Lofthouse in Nidderdale to Masham… how this part of the county was excluded from the National Park I’ll never know.
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