North York Moors National Parks Hidden Valleys

  Four films – many stories. See the North York Moors area through the eyes of the people who really know it! The first film features the Heritage Coast and Real Staithes…. The second film features the ‘Hidden Valleys’. ’The third film featuring the Forest and Woods of the area. The fourth features  the North York Moors & Howardian Hills.   Featuring:   North Yorkshire Moors Railway Hawnby Tea Rooms White Horse Farm Inn, Rosedale […]

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Stormy day on the North Yorkshire Coast…

                Staithes harbour just after high tide, about 8.15am.                       Looking towards Whitby from Sandsend, about 8.45am.       Whitby Abbey, rainy, very windy, rough sea but sunshine too… don’t you just love Yorkshire Weather….? This images reminded KMLockwood of a book published by English Heritage, Whitby Abbey – Pure Inspiration: An Anthology of Stories     […]

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North Yorkshire & Cleveland Heritage Coast Film

Four films – many stories. See the North York Moors area through the eyes of the people who really know it! The first film features the Heritage Coast and Real Staithes…. The second film features the ‘Hidden Valleys. ’The third film featuring the Forest and Woods of the area. The fourth features  the North York Moors & Howardian Hills.     Featuring: Captain Cook Inn, Staithes Flow Surf School, Saltburn-by-the-Sea The Men of Staithes Choir […]

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BBC CountryFile

  The village of Staithes has seen film crews all over the place this week, this time it was for the BBC programme Countryfile. The picture shows Sean talking to Ellie Harrison, you can see more on Sunday 8th September, on BBC 1 at 19.00. Read what the BBC Official Countryfile Magazine has to say about Real Staithes, here you can read about our Ancient Paint Palette Day Course & here we are listed in […]

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Arctic Skua

Sean spotted the first Arctic Skua, stercorarius parasiticus, off Staithes this year on 11th July.  It was mobbing the herring gulls for their food, it’s a common habit of Skuas to chase and harasses gulls, terns and guillemots until they drop their prey which the skua quickly picks up and swallows. The Arctic Skua is a medium sized bird with pale patches at the end of it’s pointed wings.  It can be seen in the […]

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Common Tern

Common Tern, sterna hirundo, these wonderful delicate birds have long tails, which has resulted in them been nicknamed ‘sea swallows’. You can see Common Terns throughout most of the UK from April until late August – September.  They come to the UK to breed in colonies, which like most bird colonies are very noisy places, your best chance of seeing them is when they are feeding their young as they will fly great distances to […]

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Lots & lots of activity at sea this morning…

Summer has finally settled into it’s normal pattern, thank goodness,  not only can we see it in the grass verges along the road side and in the hedges, fields and woodlands but out at sea as well.  Sean’s first phone call was to tell me about the Minke Whales Balaenoptera acutorostrata that he and today’s fishing party are watching. Minke Whales travel great distances from their breeding & calving grounds in the tropics to their […]

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Misty morning in Staithes

          Staithes under the fog…  taken from Boulby looking towards Staithes… at about 8am. Staithes Harbour…  taken about 15 minutes later. Looks like we might see some sunshine today, the sea has still got a bit of a swell running though.                                            

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On the end of Cowbar Nab

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