Pannett Park in Whitby

Pannett Park in Whitby

So we’re heading to Whitby for this particular post! This popular seaside town has famous connections with Dracula, maritime heritage, Captain Cook and the jet industry. It’s also famous for its kippers! Set a short distance from the beaches, Pannett Park...
Coppicing

Coppicing

So what is coppicing? It’s a traditional method of managing woodland. Trees are cut down to encourage new growth from the resulting stump. If a wood has been coppiced, then it’s usually referred to as a copse. Did you know that coppiced hardwoods are still...
Summer’s Here

Summer’s Here

Summer is just around the corner. Spring seems to have been short-lived due to its very late arrival this year. So now’s the time to enjoy your trees during the long evenings and sunny days. While spring can see an explosion of growth, during the summer, a...
Reminder of Trench Warfare in Scarborough

Reminder of Trench Warfare in Scarborough

War poet Wilfred Owen, who was killed on 4th November 1918, stayed in Scarborough prior to his death. He passed away just days before the Armistice, and had penned some world-changing verse that captured the brutality of trench warfare. A new exhibition is now on at...
What is Wrong with the Weather?

What is Wrong with the Weather?

To say we’ve had a rough run with the ‘spring’ weather is an understatement. Winter definitely had a sting in its tail … we’ve had just about every type of weather going in the last six weeks! Being by the coast usually means the weather...
The Shipping Forecast

The Shipping Forecast

As well as having a thriving ship-building industry ‘back in the day’, the Yorkshire Coast is also synonymous with the Shipping Forecast, a favourite with landlubbers and those with sea legs alike! The Shipping Forecast is like a lullaby to many radio...