“Anyone up for a ‘flattie’?” asked Raymond. I’m sure he wasn’t thinking of fish when suggesting we ‘flounder’ round by Brandesburton to Ulrome and back by Hutton Cranswick. Four Knights gathered at Market Cross in lovely autumn sunshine.
Following our normal route, we left Beverley via Weel road to meet up at Tickton with Raymond and Colin who was running late due to a ‘mechanical’.
After waiting until 0950, Matt looked back down the road to see if Colin was in sight before we decided to continue. “He’ll soon catch us up” it was suggested. As it turned out he missed us by only a few minutes. Unfortunately for Colin, he decided to “wait” for us to appear then after 10-15 mins realised he’d “missed the bus”.
Meanwhile, the “bus” was merrily rolling on through Brandesburton. The westerly wind generally assisting our progress we soon passed through Bewholme where we had brief glimpse in passing of the wonderful pumpkin display.
From Bewholme we headed northwards towards Skipsea then on to Ulrome. It has been suggested in the past that we should not ask Heather for directions, now I know why! As we approached the entrance to the “Rustic Riddle” she stuck her left hand 👈out and asked “Are we turning right here?” We knew what she meant! 😉
By the time we reached Lisset, the wind was beginning to hamper our progress. The first pangs of hunger must have started to register as comments such as “How far is it to the cafe stop now?” and “It’s a long way round to the cafe” were heard. From Gransmoor we passed through the lovely village of Foston-on-the-Wolds to Wansford. As we approached into Hutton Cranswick the lead group had lost sight of Raymond and Russ. “Where could they be?” we wondered. “Perhaps they’ve taken the Hutton loop” we thought. Just as Heather was about to retrace our track to look for them, they appeared looking nonplussed.
At last we’d arrived at the Cranswick Farm Shop and a chance to refuel. We spent a very pleasant time “shooting the breeze” with much laughter and good natured banter. All too soon it was time to head for home.
Heading off from the farm shop, we were straight into a head wind. It was tough going until we turned the first corner when a spontaneous collective audible sigh of relief was heard as the wind appeared to drop and we could feel the warmth of the sun. It didn’t last long however as we turned into it once more until finally heading downhill to Bracken Farm.
For the final section of our route home we followed our usual route through South Dalton and Etton back to Cherry Burton. On reaching the Manor House junction, we all reflected on the journey, the weather and the company and I think we were all in agreement that it was “A Grand Day Out”.