Winter weather has been hammering the North York Moors, with snowdrifts and flurries for extra atmosphere. Recent guests at Dunsley (www.dunsleyinstaithes.co.uk) were hoping for snow on the beach at Staithes; they just missed it, by a couple of days! Driving to Dunsley over the moor via Blakey Ridge this week, we were nearly trapped in snow on the road, and despite Staithes' famous micro-climate, there was snow on the beach, although briefly.
This picture is of Ralph's Cross, on the moors above Staithes near Blakey. By the time it was dark that evening, there was about 6 inches on the road!