The cold is on the way, but fear not. Let’s look at why Yorkshire in autumn is actually a lovely place to be
While we might be enjoying the last bits of warm weather for now, the nights are starting to hint at drawing in and we can feel autumn on the way.
It can be hard not to feel a bit sad that summer is over for another year, but hopefully the next few months won’t be too grey and we can enjoy all the delights that autumn, and even winter, might throw our way.
Obviously, the main thing to enjoy in the colder season is Yorkshire Pudds! With lashings of roast beef, roast potatoes, veg, gravy and red wine – ahh, you can’t beat that kind of Sunday (summer Sunday dinners are just not the same).
However, as well as bunking down with your family every weekend and making Yorkshire Pudds with our award-winning recipe, there are other things you can be doing in Yorkshire over the coming months. Here are a few ideas:
There is something romantic and exhilarating about going out walking in chilly temperatures. It blows away the cobwebs, gets some redness to our cheeks, allows us to wrap up cosily and spend some precious time with our loved ones away from the screens. It helps to stop us becoming blobs on the sofa for the season, and means we really feel as thought we deserve a nice glass of something and a feast when we get home! Take to the Dales or the other countless beauty spots in our breathtaking county.
Don’t be tempted to think that now summer is over there’s nowt to do. As well as walking, there are some lovely places to visit in autumn and winter. Take a trip on a steam train adventure, with a choice of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway or the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Get yourself to Harrogate, Scarborough, York, Hebden Bridge and so many more. See this Guardian article for a few good ideas:
Conkers and leaf kicking
Choose your favourite rural spot, take a flask of soup, take the kids and have some pure, simple fun. You might need a cuppa and a piece of cake after to thaw out.
Sunday dinners aside, don’t forget about those cockle-warming stews, pies and stodgy but oh-so-healthy recipes. And then there’s Bonfire Night delights to come (pie and peas in our corner of Yorkshire, as well as parkin and toffee apples), followed by Christmas food preparation. Love it.
Getting cosy by the fire
Don’t you just love coming in from the cold and rain, peeling off your layers of coats, scarves and boots and warming up in front of the fire? It’s the best.
Let us know what you love to do in Yorkshire in autumn!
There are people out there who are trying to make a positive difference to make our county even better. The Blueprint for Yorkshire is well explained in this presentation by Richard Flint, CEO of Yorkshire Water; http://www.waterindustryforum.com/documents/uploads/Richard%20Flint%20Presentation.pdf