Ravenstonedale to Ravenscar

A short break for eight members of our club saw us making our way to The Fat Lamb at Ravonstonedale for two nights in the middle of June. Two cars going via The Midland Hotel, Morecambe . 

Having lunch there before driving up to the North Pennines after admiring the art decor style and features of that iconic Northern Hotel. We all gathered for a congenial evening meal where we planned our next few days.

The Fat Lamb is an excellent base for car clubs and our host Paul is keen to help with routes and scenic runs for our classics. On waking up to a grey showery Saturday we were advised by Paul to head for the small aeronautical museum at Carlisle airport. A master stroke! Here the Vulcan bomber took centre stage and we sat in its cockpit, spellbound, listening to a retired pilot bring the plane’s exploits to life.
Heading back to the Fat Lamb we were warmly welcomed at The Golden Fleece near Carlisle, for refreshments which consisted of afternoon croissants with too much (probably) jam and butter.
On Sunday we ventured through Swaledale and on to Great Ayton where we tracked down Barbara’s ancestor in the Captain Cook Museum. Only small but fascinating —-and free!
Our journey continued with the sun shining across the North Yorkshire Moors on our way to a last night at the Raven Hall Hotel at Ravenscar overlooking the attractive Robin Hoods Bay. Fantastic spot, an excellent choice with comfortable rooms and good food. Somewhere to return to at a later date.
Monday saw us heading back via Pickering, with a refreshment stop at Helmsley and a clear drive over the Hambleton Hills at Sutton Bank, on our way home.
Many thanks to Barbara and Mick for their work organising the trip and leading the way!

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