We passed through a little village called Hinderwell most days on our Yorkshire explorations.One of those places you drive through en route to somewhere else – that is until we spotted something strange going on. On our first day a rather stern looking police officer caught our eye…
Each time we drove through more and more figures started to appear. Some famous, some not so famous but every house or building in the village seemed to have one.
By the end of the week the Hinderwell Scarecrow Festival was in full swing. We had to stop, take a walk around and have a closer look.
Mr Trump and Mrs May even put in an appearance…
We paused for coffee and cakes in the most gorgeous little cafe – the Runcible Spoon – how could you not love a place with a name like that. Quirky and eclectic inside, the staff were friendly, the coffee was good and the cakes were just divine. My chocolate brownie was up there with the best I’ve ever had and Husband’s caramel square was beyond delicious. They had interesting cards and little craft items for sale too, if you ever pass through Hinderwell definitely stop here.
We decided to extend our walk a bit and check out Port Mulgrave. There is a coastal path from Staithes to this place, unfortunately we ran out of time to do what sounded like a superb hike, but this way we still got to experience some of the views.
A sign saying the footpath was shut due to a landslip almost put me off until a local man walking his dog appeared and told us it was fine.
We walked halfway down – a super steep hill and having already hiked Hayburn Wyke and part of the Cinder Track that day I didn’t feel in need of any more hill climbing and managed to persuade Husband this was enough. We got a great view of the stunning Yorkshire coast and even managed to pick up a few fossils for Son – that counts as a good day.