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I was in the East Riding one day this week visiting artist Tom Harland who finds his inspiration in this part of the county. We were in complete agreement that the area is greatly underrated… from the bowl that is the Humber estuary, where the bridge draws the eye, up through the Wolds and to the coast is some of Yorkshire’s finest countryside. Our only working windmill stands like a beacon on the Wolds at Skidby while Beverley Minster looks majestic approached from any direction. After taking these snapshots I made my way back west via Garrowby Hill – the views from here, looking across the flat plain towards the dales, fair took my breath away. It’s an area not to be rushed through, which is perhaps as well, because all the way back west the roads were packed with caravanners heading away for the Bank Holiday, and horse traders plodding their annual pilgrimage to Appleby.

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