View from a Hill

View from a Hill: Vale of York

Here’s a view from a hill—Sutton Bank, to be precise. I’m not sure if it’s the Vale of York or the Vale of Mowbray, or the Vale of Somewhere Else. Anyway, it’s pretty darned impressive, and on a clear day you can see for a very long way, clear across the Yorkshire Dales almost certainly. Yorkshire may be full of hills … but not this part!

Sutton Bank looks like the result of a massive landslip, it’s almost a wall of stone, seen from miles away. You need a well-repaired car to get up there, and good brakes to get down again afterwards. It’s because of this you can find a little airstrip atop of one of the cliffs, especially for the purpose of gliders, which can be seen (but not heard) flying around your periphery for the duration of your visit.

Glider at Sutton Bank

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