Come Along for a Drive Thru the Yorkshire Dales, and More!

Wow. I’ve just found something on YouTube that I must share. If you’ve no desire to take a little trip through the Yorkshire Dales, then just skip this entry. But if you do, then here we go.

These are Part I and Part II of a drive through the Yorkshire Dales in Northern Engalnd. The videos are made by “DalesDriver”. Once you have finished these drives, you can find many more by this same person (I think he has made 15 of them). Paul and I watched one the other night and oh, my, it felt just like we were there again. Pure heaven for us!

If you click on the center of the photo area, it will play the video right here on my blog page. But if you want to enlarge it to full screen, click on the title text at the top of the photos and it will take you to the YouTube page where you can go full-screen, which I highly recommend.

Part I:

Part II:

This is what we would do when we would visit Yorkshire. We’d get in the car, map in lap, and just drive. Anywhere we wanted. I like the music playing along, but in most of them I think it is silent, however, you can choose which you like. It’s nice classical music anyway.

A small video of our favourite town in the world, Whitby in North Yorkshire. Notice when they show the 199 steps going up to St. Mary’s Church, at the very top of those steps, in the grass there near the graveyard, is where I want Paul to put my ashes when I am gone, so this will be my final resting place. What a view out over the harbour:

…and another of Whitby:

Here’s another one I just found of driving through the North York Moors (my favourite spot, high up on the moors with just the road and the land…

…and another one driving through Goathland (were Paul and I stayed in a B&B a few nights one year), which is the home of the fictitious Aidensfield in the British series called “Heartbeat”:

I am only just now discovering the joys that YouTube has to offer, and these drives through the Land of my Heart have just filled a longing that I never thought would happen again.




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6 Responses to Come Along for a Drive Thru the Yorkshire Dales, and More!

  1. Bex says:

    I guess if you’ve never been there, the videos might seem monotonous but if you have been there and have driven those same roads, like we have, it isn’t at all. You can almost smell the outdoors of the Dales and it’s really just like sitting in the car doing it yourself. I can’t really explain it any better but I think if you’d had the experience, you’d know what I mean. It’s especially nice for Paul since he is the one who drives all the time on our trips, and as you can imagine, he has to keep his eyes on the road at all times, not really getting to look around at anything else. He loved seeing these because he felt that someone else was finally doing the driving.


  2. TopsyTurvy says:

    I was a bit disappointed in the first videos. With the fixed dash-cam all you see is the road and walls, and a second or two of tantalizing buildings or half a sheep. The later videos were much better, with someone moving the camera so you could look over walls or down a stream.

    Very pretty!


  3. Bex says:

    Separated at birth — Michael & I were — I swear! When I was watching these videos with Paul, I got a headache and I told him it was because I was watching the road the whole time making sure “we” didn’t either go into the stone walls or into the cars coming the other way — which is exactly what happens the whole time we are in England. Paul had fingernail marks in his left leg for months after every one of our trips from me holding on for dear life.


  4. Michael says:

    This is so cool! I kept forgetting I wasn’t driving and didn’t need to watch the road.


  5. Bex says:

    …ha ha Sandy, I remember that head scarf, and we called you Babushka the whole rest of the trip!

    there she is! Babushka above…haha…you were a panic Sandy. And there’s Paul trying to figure out the audio stuff.


  6. sandy from iowa says:

    Thanks to youtube we can have trips with not the cost of gas…not the same but it helps with the home sickness.
    I do remember well those 199 steps…it was bitter cold that day and very windy…we had to shop for a covering for my ears :-)..I still have


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