UK road trip – Seaham and the Yorkshire Dales

Bilberry and Birch

The second leg of our recent trip to the UK saw us staying with friends near Seaham. Luckily enough, we arrived in time for Sunday lunch, and headed straight out to the coast for some fish and chips.

Seaham used to be a mining town, and there is still plenty of evidence of its industrial heritage, and subsequent economic decline. It is currently undergoing a bit of a renaissance, with this stunning sculpture commemorating the first world war, a redeveloped marina, a lifeboat museum, and lots of interesting little boutiques and coffee shops. Oh, and some fantastic fish and chips.

The next day, we drove across to the Yorkshire Dales. One of the things we really wanted to do on our trip was one of our favourite walks, a circular route from the falls at Aysgarth out to Bolton Castle and back via Carperby. We used to go walking in…

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