Blogtober 2021 : Day 5

A view from a car looking down a long tarmac road across the moors. The moors to the left and right are green, the sky is bright blue and up ahead are dark rain clouds.

Look at that sky!

I went to see my friend Lucy last week and I often take the road over the top of the moors from Lancashire into Yorkshire before dropping down into Skipton.  This was taken on the way home (don’t worry, I did stop to take the photo!) and those dark clouds are over Lancashire as the border is just along that straight road.

The weather can often be dramatic as you drive “over the tops” and you do have to be careful if the weather is bad in the Winter.  I am always intrigued by the people who live in the houses and farms there; it must be hard when the weather turns and it wouldn’t take much to be completely cut off.  As much as I like the idea of living remotely, I think that might be just a bit too remote for me.

Yes, I did drive through the rain and yes, it was very heavy as you might expect from those dark clouds.  Always worth it to visit my lovely friend, though.

Short and sweet today! 😉  See you tomorrow! xx


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8 Responses

  1. I love that stretch of road, but totally agree that it is very exposed to the elements up there and not always such a great drive. Glad your trip was worth it – that chocolate brownie made the day, eh?! xxxxxxxx

    • winwickmum says:

      I still shudder at the memory of the drive across the moors with no more than fumes in my petrol tank! 🙂 Oh that chocolate brownie was definitely the highlight of the day … oh, and seeing you too, of course! 🙂 xx

  2. Margaret Longden says:

    I know just where this is, and have the same thoughts when I drive over from near Ilkley to visit my family in Liverpool, a journey I have been making for over thirty five years. I returned this way late at night in snow once – it was terrifying!

    • winwickmum says:

      I could imagine it was – those hills are pretty steep and if the roads were icy as well it would be quite treacherous. I’m glad you made it home safely! xx

  3. Mary says:

    Beautiful beautiful countryside. My daughter and family live in West Yorkshire and it’s always a joy as we drive up from Somerset to leave the M1 and drive through stunning scenery to reach her. Yorkshire sure is Gods own country!

  4. Kathryn says:

    I don’t know that road but always have the same thoughts driving across the A66 from Scotch Corner to Cumbria. Those isolated farms!

    • winwickmum says:

      I guess it must be a lifestyle that you get used to and when I was younger, I thought it might well be an excellent one – but now that I’m getting older I know that I need to be a bit closer to other people xx

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