Old Barn Near Skipton

Old Barn Near Skipton

Yorkshire is positively coming down with desirable residences, like this old barn near Skipton, seen from the Leeds–Liverpool canal. You can’t go anywhere without tripping over a stone barn or a dry stone wall. In fact, there’s so much Yorkshire Stone about, I wonder what it all looked like before they dug it up. Were the hills bigger? Were there lots of boulders lying around everywhere?

No doubt I will miss this aspect of Yorkshire landscape, when I eventually leave what the locals humbly call God’s Own County. Do you think God is a Yorkshireman? Do you think God created Yorkshiremen in his own image? Do you think God likes a bargain? Who am I to question the mysterious ways of the Lord.

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