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Sun 13 Jun 2021

Clifton Castle, Ripon, HG4 4AB. National Gardens Scheme Open Day- Spectacular views over lower Wensleydale, terraced walks through wooded pleasure grounds, 19th century kitchen garden, wildflower meadows with sculptures, gravelled with steep slopes to river. Home made teas. Disabled access and dogs allowed on lead. 2-5pm. £5 adults, children free, in aid of charity.

Thu 17 Jun 2021

Errington Woods. Moderate walk of 10.5 miles. tickets: Visit website for further details web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 17 Jun 2021

Kilburn Woods to Cold Kirby. Moderate walk of 12 miles. tickets: Visit website for further details web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 17 Jun 2021

Langstrathdale. Moderate walk of 9 miles. tickets: Visit website for further details web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 18 Jun 2021

Arden Hall near Hawnby, YO62 5LS. Open gardens special event, 2 acre walled garden and formal stone terraces with exceptional views over to Hawnby Hill and Moors National Park. 10.30am till 1pm. £25 - pre-booking essential. tickets: website only web: http://www.ngs.org.uk/special-events

Sat 19 Jun 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Lou Sanders: 'Say hello to your new step mummy' It’s me, Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks! In this show I’ll examine relationships (all kinds, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually). I’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice. As seen/heard on 'Taskmaster', 'QI', '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown', 'Travel Man', 'Hypothetical', 'The Russell Howard Hour', 'The Unbelievable Truth', 'Ultimate Worrier' and more. 8pm. £13. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 19 Jun 2021

Woodfield, York Road, Thirsk. YO7 3AD. Car Boot Sale (weather permitting). Ice cream van & hot food available. Please have correct money to save queueing. Sellers 12.15, buyers from 1pm. Sellers £5 per car, £10 per van, + £2 trailer. Admission £1, under16 free. web: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/carboots

Tue 15 Jun 2021 to
 Sun 20 Jun 2021

'Three Musketeers' online, promoted by The Forum. starring Robert Lindsay - a new online farce. The classic tale is brought to you by the inconceivable, unimaginable and fantastical FoolHardy Theatre. Audio and animation are brought together in this swashbuckling adventure. Expect sword fights, deception and a right royal romance as we take you back to the regal splendour of 17th century France in this exciting, madcap comedy. After purchase you will receive a booking confirmation including your link. This link will become active on the screening date you select. You’ll then have 48-hours to see the play. £15, £12.50 early bird. tickets: Book online web: https://bit.ly/3sjcy7H

Tue 22 Jun 2021

Community Works, Church Hall. St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Ever been in the Armed Forces? Community Works invites all veterans to its first Breakfast Club. In exchange for a coffee and a bacon sandwich. We want to find out what needs (if any) veterans living in the area have. Please contact Andy Butcher for more information or to let us know you will be coming. 7.30am. Free. tel: 01845 524494 email: andy@communityworks.uk

Tue 22 Jun 2021

Only Tue. East Thirsk Community Hall. Starting weekly Thirsk Youth Club for Years 7, 8 & 9 on Tuesdays. 6pm-9pm. tel: 07786731072 email: jillgillanders@btinternet.com

Tue 22 Jun 2021

Only Tue. White Rose Books, Thirsk. Book Signing - Julia Chapman will be signing copies of her new book 'Date with Deceit'. 11.45am onwards. tel: 01845524353

Wed 23 Jun 2021

Ness Hall, East Ness , Nunnington, YO62 5XD. Open Gardens special event, Romantic English flower garden surrounded by parkland with views of the North York Moors, large walled garden with steps and slopes. 10.30am till 1pm. £25 - pre-booking essential. tickets: see website below web: http://www.ngs.org.uk/special-events

Thu 24 Jun 2021

Climb up Hawnby Hill. Moderate walk of 9.8 miles. tickets: Visit website for further details web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 24 Jun 2021

Dallowgill Dash. Moderate walk of 12 miles. tickets: Visit website for further details web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 24 Jun 2021

Only Thu. White Rose Books, Thirsk. Book Signing - Rob & Dave from Cannon Hall Farm will be signing copies of their book 'Living our Best Lives' in the Book Cafe Garden. 11.00 am. tel: 01845524353

Fri 25 Jun 2021

Shandy Hall Gardens, Thirsk Bank, Coxwold, YO61 4AD. Special Evening opening for NGS. Home of 18th century author Laurence Sterne. Two walled gardens and one acre of unusual perennials plus old quarry with another acre of trees, shrubs, climbers and wildflowers encouraging wildlife incl. 440 recorded species of moths. 6.30 till 8pm. tel: 01347 868465 web: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/shandy-hall-garden.php

Sat 26 Jun 2021

Only Sat. White Rose Books, Thirsk. Book Signing - Local author Jane Clack will be signing copies of her childrens book 'If at First'. Pre-order your copies on 01845 524353. 10.30am onwards. tel: 01845524353

Thu 24 Jun 2021 to
 Sun 27 Jun 2021

Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate DL1 1RR. Come Back home. Over two hours of musical theatre hit after hit with a fusion of live performance and video projection following all the social distancing guidelines for performance currently in place. The show will feature songs from the likes of Les Miserables, Cabaret, Dear Evan Hansen, The Book of Mormon, Six, The Bodyguard and many, many more. 7.30pm. £20, £15 concessions. tel: 01325 405405 web: http://darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk

Sat 26 Jun 2021 to
 Sun 27 Jun 2021

Event imageDuncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB. British Falconry Fair. A world class series of ring events will showcase the very best in flying demonstrations from the best display falconers in the business. Saturday night BBQ and bar. No dogs allowed. Onsite basic camping area – you must prebook and spaces are limited. The B&Bs, hotels and campgrounds of Helmsley are just a short walk away. tel: 01439 772080 email: info@ncbp.co.uk web: https://britishfalconryfair.com

Sun 27 Jun 2021

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, Stewart Lane, nr York YO19 6HP. Family Wildlife Day - activities and information about wildlife in the garden for all the family. Join a spider safari, bee walk or frog hunt. Go pond-dipping or dissect an owl pellet. Play the recycling game with North Yorkshire Rotters. Find out about birds, moths, butterflies, hedgehogs and more. 11:00 to 17:00. £6 adults £1 children (5-16). Advanced family tickets £10. tel: 01904 728506 tickets: Family tickets from the website. Otherwise pay on the day email: info@stillingfleetlodgenurseries.co.uk web: https://stillingfleetlodgenurseries.co.uk/event/annual-wildlife-day/

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 Tue 29 Jun 2021

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Get Hands on with ... Sculpture (4 week course). Throughout this four week course, you will explore the structure of the torso through careful observation of the model and the form in 3 dimensions. 10am-4pm. £150. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://ruralarts.org/workshops

Sat 26 Jun 2021 to
 Sun 4 Jul 2021

Otley. Walking Festival. web: http://www.otleywalkingfestival

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 Thu 8 Jul 2021

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Thursday Art Club - Join us for a fun and engaging weekly art club session, which gives young people the chance to get involved with a wide range of arts and craft activities. 4pm-5.15pm. £45. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://ruralarts.org/workshops

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 Sat 10 Jul 2021

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Saturday Art Club 2021: Ages 6 - 10. Join us for a fun and engaging weekly art club session, which gives young people the chance to get involved with a wide range of arts and craft activities. 10am-11.15am. £45. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://ruralarts.org/workshops

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 Sat 10 Jul 2021

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Saturday Art Club 2021: Ages 11 - 16. Join us for a fun and engaging weekly art club session, which gives young people the chance to get involved with a wide range of arts and craft activities. 11.30am-12.45pm. £45. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://ruralarts.org/workshops

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 Fri 23 Jul 2021

Thirsk Town Hall. Yoga with Alex: Hatha Yoga Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Mondays 5.45 to 6.45 pm Tuesday 6.30 to 7.30 pm Thursdays 10.00 am and 7.00 pm and Fridays 9.30 am. £7.00 per session (block booking) £8.00 pay as you go. email: yogawithAlex2020@gmail.com

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 Wed 28 Jul 2021

Only Wed. Start at Thirsk Swimming Pool YO7 1LU. Hambleton Stollers walks. Free walks every Wednesday. Up to one hour with alternative shorter walks. 10.15 for 10.30am. Free. tel: 07514 240227 email: hambletonstrollers2018@gmail.com

What’s on later

Tue 29 Jun 2021

Event imageOnline Zoom. Markenfield Hall talk. It is near Ripon is on our doorstep but is unknown to many of us. The seat of the Grantley family, builders of Grantley Hall, the moated manor house dates from the 14th century. Although altered over centuries, it would still be recognised by its original builder. Janet Senior, a volunteer guide at the hall tells us about this remarkable building and its remarkable families. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87967635163?pwd=S04zSUNoRGgrZUxZdkFuUkNmeEs5Zz09. 1.45 for 2pm. Free, no registration needed.

Wed 30 Jun 2021

Hawes. Moderate walk of 8 miles around Hawes. tickets: Visit website for further details web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Wed 30 Jun 2021

St James Church, Baldersby St James. YO7 4PT. Junction 50 Concerts. Ian Watts, who has performed with many major orchestras as a soloist, is presenting an evening of Classical Guitar Music. The quiet voice of the guitar in the lovely atmosphere of the church promises an evening to remember. (Covid safe). 7p.m. £10. tickets: Colin Reid 01765 640624. Susan Brown 07840381558 or on the door.

Fri 2 Jul 2021 to
 Sun 4 Jul 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Cinema: Cruella (12A). Fri 5.30pm, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 5pm. £6/£5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 2 Jul 2021 to
 Sun 4 Jul 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Cinema: Dream Horse (PG). Fri 2.30pm, Sat 7.30pm, Sun 8pm. £6/£5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online or phone email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 3 Jul 2021

Holy Rood House, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Trauma Training Day - The Trauma of Domestic Violence - with Jeanette Roddy. This is suitable for counsellors, chaplains, and therapists. CPD certificates. This workshop will look at the emotional and mental health consequences of domestic abuse. 9.30am for 10am - 4pm. £60 inc. coffee & biscuits & tea & cake. tel: 01845 522580 tickets: email or phone email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Sat 3 Jul 2021

Only Sat. St Mary's Church, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Come & Sing Day. Workshop open to anyone aged 15+. Repertoire to include sections from Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Requiem & Vaughan Williams Donna Nobis Pacem. 10am-3pm (Doors open at 9.30am) Informal performance at 4pm. £5. tickets: office@benjaminellin.com email: office@benjaminellin.com web: https://www.demowbraymusic.com

Sun 4 Jul 2021 to
 Sun 26 Sep 2021

Only Sun. North York Moors. Moors Bus. web: http://www.moorsbus.org

Sun 4 Jul 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Jazz fans: the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed in an Open Session by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. The bar will be open. Noon. £4. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 4 Jul 2021

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Northern Dales Farmers' Market. You'll find a fantastic selection of food and drink producers selling a wide range of goodies including fresh baked bread, gourmet pies, scotch eggs, cheeses, Indian meals, shortbread, cookies, luxury cheesecakes, raw Yorkshire honey, fruit-packed preserves and chutneys, authentic Korean stir fries, pickles, curry sauces and even homemade doggie treats. Thirsk's information centre will be open too. 9am-2pm.

Tue 6 Jul 2021

The Angel at Topcliffe, Long St. Topcliffe, Thirsk. YO7 3RW. HilarityBites Comedy Club with Scott Bennett & Christian Reilly & your host Lou Conran. More information & tickets from the venue, The Angel at Topcliffe or www.hilaritybites.co.uk. £10 advance/ £12 on the day or at the door.

Fri 9 Jul 2021 to
 Sun 11 Jul 2021

Only Fri & Sun. The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Cinema: The Father (12A). Fri 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 7.30pm. £6/£5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 10 Jul 2021

Easingwold Market Square. Artisan Market: Arts & Craft, Street food, Clothes, Plants, Homewares, Pet goodies, Cakes & more. 9am - 2pm. email: Traders information from: info@littlebirdmade.co.uk web: http://facebook, instagram, Twitter & LittleBirdMade

Sat 10 Jul 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Bingo Revolution (18+): A fun packed evening of laughing, dancing,dabbing and life changing prizes. Your hostess with the mostest for the evening will be Glamorous Granny Fanny. She will have all the prizes and surprises. Top comedian Cal Halbert from BGT will be on number calling duties. Superstar DJ Jim Slipp will be playing all the smash hits from the 80's, 90's 00's and today. 6.30pm. Early bird £13 plus £1 for Bingo card for all 6 games.. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 10 Jul 2021

Event imageThirsk Hall, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PL. Thirsk Live - live music is back! Le Freak, Complete Stone Roses, Paul Weller Collection, Pure 80s Female Duo. Hot Food stalls, Coffee, Bar, Gin Bar, Children’s Fairground Rides, Fireworks at end of the event. 3pm-11pm. £25, £18 (12–17yrs only). tel: 01609 780190 tickets: Book online email: thirsklive@gmail.com web: https://thirsklive.uk

Tue 13 Jul 2021 to
 Fri 16 Jul 2021

Event imageGreat Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. tel: 01423 541222 web: https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Tue 13 Jul 2021

Havoc Hall, York Road, Oswaldkirk, YO62 5XY. Open Gardens special event- 12 garden areas with woodland walk and 2 acre wildflower meadow with small lake. Home made teas available in aid of St Oswald's church and Village Hall. Wheelchair accessible with some avoidable steps. 10.30am till 1pm. £25 - children free, pre-booking essential. tickets: see website below web: http://www.ngs.org.uk/special-events

Tue 13 Jul 2021

Holy Rood House, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Creative Journaling in Difficult Times - on-line - led by Helen Warwick. Helen will be encouraging more creative techniques - exploring journey in this present climate. 10am–11.30am repeated at 6pm-7.30pm. £15 suggested donation. tel: 01845 522580 tickets: email or phone email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Thu 15 Jul 2021

St. Andrew's Church, Grinton DL11 6HN. Lotte Betts Dean (mezzo-soprano) & Sean Shibe (guitar). A dynamic young Australian mezzo-soprano and an outstanding young guitarist perform Dowland, Schubert and Debussy alongside Spanish and Brazilian songs. 4pm & 7.30pm. £12, £3 under 25s. tickets: Book online. web: https://www.swalefest.org

Fri 16 Jul 2021

Ryedale Vineyards, Westow, York YO60 7LS. Folksy Theatre bring their outdoor production of Little Red & The Big Bad Wolf to the vineyard. Family friendly performances at 10am and 2pm, drinks and snack available. Bring deckchairs and blankets. 10am and 2pm. £15 adult £12 child. tel: 01653658035 tickets: www.folksytheatre.co.uk email: ryedalevineyards@gmail.com web: http://www.ryedalevineyards.co.uk

Sat 17 Jul 2021

Raygill House Farm, Hawes DL8 3PP. The Hut People. Swaledale Festival’s favourite duo are back again with their highly entertaining mix of folk music from around the world. 2pm & 5pm. £12, £3 under 25s. web: https://www.swalefest.org

Sat 24 Jul 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The Upbeat Beatles. Did you miss The Beatles first time around? Don’t miss them now! This is a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals! You’ll be jumping from the word go! There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why!. 7.30pm. £20. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 30 Jul 2021 to
 Sun 1 Aug 2021

Only Fri & Sun. The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Film: Supernova (15). Starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. Sam and Tusker are traveling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have. Fri: 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Sun: 7.30pm. £6 & £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 31 Jul 2021

Event imageThe Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Swede Dreamz: Abba tribute. From the opening beats of Waterloo to the final notes of 'Thank You For The Music', Swede Dreamz will take you on a journey through some of ABBA’s greatest, most memorable hits including 'Dancing Queen', 'Mamma Mia', 'Take A Chance On Me', 'SOS', 'Fernando', 'Chiquitita', 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!', 'Knowing Me, Knowing You', 'Money Money Money' and many, many more. 7.30pm. £19/£17. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 1 Aug 2021

Ryedale Vineyards, Westow, York YO60 7LS. Join us to celebrate Yorkshire Day at the vineyard with Swinton Excelsior Brass Band, Minster Strays (Morris with attitude), Spirit of Yorkshire whisky tasting and our outdoor bar. Bring chairs, blankets and picnics or pre book a Ploughman's Picnic. 12pm until 7pm. £8. tel: 01653658035 tickets: www.ryedalevineyards.co.uk/shop email: ryedalevineyards@gmail.com web: http://www.ryedalevineyards.co.uk

Sun 1 Aug 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Jazz fans: the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed in an Open Session by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. The bar will be open. Noon. £4. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 1 Aug 2021

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Northern Dales Farmers' Market. You'll find a fantastic selection of food and drink producers selling a wide range of goodies including fresh baked bread, gourmet pies, scotch eggs, cheeses, Indian meals, shortbread, cookies, luxury cheesecakes, raw Yorkshire honey, fruit-packed preserves and chutneys, authentic Korean stir fries, pickles, curry sauces and even homemade doggie treats. Thirsk's information centre will be open too for Yorkshire Day. 9am-2pm.

Tue 3 Aug 2021

Event imageSt. Andrew's Church, Grinton DL11 6HN. Solus Trumpet Ensemble. The glorious sound of five brilliant young trumpeters will gladden the heart. Formed by international soloist Matilda Lloyd, Solus comprises young professional trumpeters who regularly perform with ensembles such as the Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestra. . 4pm & 7.30pm. £12, £3 under 25s. tickets: Book online. web: https://www.swalefest.org

Thu 5 Aug 2021

Ryedale Vineyards, Westow, York YO60 7LS. Folksy Theatre perform Shakespeare's The Tempest in an outdoor evening performance at Ryedale Vineyards. Bring blankets and chairs and picnics or pre book a pork pie and pea supper, full bar available. 7pm. £15 adult £12 child. tel: 01653658035 tickets: www.folksytheatre.co.uk email: ryedalevineyards@gmail.com web: http://www.ryedalevineyards.co.uk

Sat 7 Aug 2021

Easingwold Market Square. Artisan Market: Arts & Crafts, Street food, Clothes, Plants, Homewares, Pet goodies, Cakes & more. 9am - 2pm. email: Traders information from: info@littlebirdmade.co.uk web: http://facebook, instagram, Twitter & LittleBirdMade

Sat 7 Aug 2021

Showfield, Stokesley TS9 5ER. Up to 400 of the very best classic vehicles will be on show on what will be a great family day out. The 2021 show is going ahead after last year's cancellation. There will be a dedicated motorcycle arena with the Yorkshire Coast British Motorcycle club planning to bring over a dozen bikes. Also going on show in the arena is a rare 1967 British Velocette Thruxton one of only 441 ever made. 10.30am-4pm. £6, family £14, exhibitors free-of-charge. email: president@stokesleyrotary.org.uk web: https://classicsonshow.co.uk

Fri 20 Aug 2021

Event imageThe Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'Woman Like Me' - The Little Mix Show. The energetic show that follows in the footsteps of the award-winning girl band, Little Mix. This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.  Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to you.  There are lots of added extras including Dance Competitions, Free Giveaways and a 'Meet & Greet' with the girls after the show!. 7pm. £15/£13. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 21 Aug 2021

Event imageJoseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA. Tina Live Tribute Show. This fully live, energetic show charts the life and career of one of the world's iconic performers, Tina Turner - the Queen of Rock. Full of hits including 'Private Dancer', 'Nutbush City Limits', 'Proud Mary', 'River Deep Mountain High' and 'Let's Stay Together', to name but a few. Starring Julie Nevada as Tina. Powerful vocals, live band, backing singers and fabulous professional dancers. 7.30pm. £16.00 - £20.00. tickets: Book online. web: https://www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk

Sat 21 Aug 2021

Event imageThirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Rock the Town at Thirsk. Family-friendly music festival. Live Music ~ Rides ~ Licensed Bar ~ Food Stalls. Brooke Burke, Ty lewis, Ultimate Jass Glynne, Boot Leggers, Jamie Lee Harrison, Maroon Live, Ezra Live, Khalsis Music, Dua Rules, Coldplay tribute, Stax and T'Pau. Stall holders wanted. Gaters wanted. 2pm-10pm. £16.30, £6-17yrs £8.54, under5s £2.85. tel: 07845 151324 tickets: Online email: info@mbaudiovisual.co.uk web: http://rockthetown.co.uk

Thu 26 Aug 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Francis Rossi. Legendary Status Quo lead singer will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music. 7.30pm. £30. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 28 Aug 2021 to
 Sun 29 Aug 2021

Event imageBedale Park, North End, Bedale DL8 1AA. Rock the Town at Bedale. Family-friendly music festival. Live Music ~ Rides ~ Licensed Bar ~ Food Stalls. Satuday lineup: Brooke Burke, Brooke Miller, Bon Jordi, Iann Duffety, Mis Shapes, Citizen Smith, Home Town Glory Adele tribute, The Doubtful bottle, The Fly Guys, Calvin Harris experience. Sunday lineup: Scouting for Girls, Hojo Siwa tribute, Maroon Live, The bootleggers, Reggae Reggae, Stax, Dua Rules, Jamie Lee Harrision, Bein' Adams, The Sunwells. Stall holders wanted. Gaters wanted. 2pm-10pm. Each day: £16.30, £6-17yrs £8.54, under5s £2.85. tickets: Book online email: info@mbaudiovisual.co.uk web: http://rockthetown.co.uk

Sat 28 Aug 2021

Event imageThe Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The Unravelling Wilburys. A band of good ‘ol boys, turn their skills and replicate the sound and songs of the late 80s ‘super-group’ The Traveling Wilburys where five of the greatest names in rock music history came together…George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne of ELO. 7.30pm. £20. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 28 Aug 2021

Event imageWensleydale Showground, Leyburn DL8 5JG. The Wensleydale Agricultural Show. a traditional Dales show, located close to Leyburn, North Yorkshire in the heart of Wensleydale. Competitive events for livestock such as sheep, cattle, horses and poultry. Over 60 classes in poultry alone, ranging from large fowls to true bantams and an egg section. There are also horticultural and handicraft classes. Leyburn band plays. Dogs on leads are welcome except in the marquees.

Tue 31 Aug 2021

Kilnsey in Wharfedale BD23 5PS. Kilnsey Show. A great family day out, Kilnsey Show offers an enjoyable taste of life in the countryside. Keenly contested sheep and cattle classes are supplemented by horse events throughout the day – riding classes, shires, hunters, mountain and moorland; climaxing to a thrilling finish with harness racing. Sheepdog trials attract many of the top dog handlers from all over the UK, supported by displays, demonstrations and attractions encompassing all aspects of agricultural and rural life. tel: 01756 753259 email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: https://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk

Tue 31 Aug 2021

Event imageReeth in Swaledale, DL11 6AR. Reeth Show. A traditional Dales Agricultural Show and has always been a great family day out in the beautiful Dale of Swaledale. 9.30am-5pm. £8, child £2. Free parking. tel: 07506 380393 email: reethshow1@gmail.com web: http://reethshow.co.uk

Wed 1 Sep 2021

St. Andrew's Church, Grinton DL11 6HN. Philippa Mo (violin) & William Towers (counter-tenor, viola). Fine violinist meets top-drawer counter-tenor in a mouth-watering recital. . 4pm & 7.30pm. £15, £3 under 25s. tickets: Book online. web: https://www.swalefest.org

Fri 3 Sep 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The Quo Experience. “An excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail is awesome!” MATT LETLEY - Status Quo drummer 2000-2013. 'Rockin’ All Over The World' - 'Whatever You Want' – 'Down Down' – 'Living On An Island' – 'In The Army Now' - 'What You’re Proposing' – 'Burning Bridges'… just a few of the many hits spreading five decades of Status Quo’s incredible music history. 7.30pm. £20. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 3 Sep 2021 to
 Sat 4 Sep 2021

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QS. Relational Care and Older People: a forum organised by Holy Rood House. his is about the social care of older people, with particular reference to the value and impact of ‘relational care’, which is based on understanding and fostering networks of trust and knowledge between older people, care staff, volunteers and communities. £85 including meals and refreshments. tel: 01845 522580 tickets: email or phone email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Sat 4 Sep 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Jason Manford: Like Me. Nationally acclaimed comedian. 6pm & 9pm. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 5 Sep 2021

Alne, York YO61 1RY. Alne Street Fayre is a fabulous family day out with a host of live music, activities and refreshments to keep you going. Noon-4.30pm. free. email: alnestreetfayre@btinternet.com web: https://www.alnestreetfayre.co.uk

Sun 5 Sep 2021

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Northern Dales Farmers' Market. You'll find a fantastic selection of food and drink producers selling a wide range of goodies including fresh baked bread, gourmet pies, scotch eggs, cheeses, Indian meals, shortbread, cookies, luxury cheesecakes, raw Yorkshire honey, fruit-packed preserves and chutneys, authentic Korean stir fries, pickles, curry sauces and even homemade doggie treats. Thirsk's information centre will be open too. 9am-2pm.

Sat 11 Sep 2021 to
 Sun 12 Sep 2021

In and around Helmsley YO62 5DW. The very first World Jam Festival. A series of events over three days, see website. web: https://worldjamfestival.com

Sat 11 Sep 2021

Event imageThe Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk for over 45 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.   In their time together, the group have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, and starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series. They promise a fun-packed show suitable for all the family. 7.30PM. £16. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 14 Sep 2021

Event imageSt. Mary's Church, Richmond DL10 7AQ. Aurora Percussion Duo. Two extraordinary percussionists perform musical acrobatics on a myriad of instruments. Sublime and amazing!. 4pm & 7.30pm. £15, £3 under 25s. tickets: Book online web: https://www.swalefest.org

Sat 18 Sep 2021

Yorkshire 3 Peaks. Fundraising challenge to raise funds for Herriot Hospice Homecare. Registration is just £40. tel: 01609 777 413 tickets: fr.team@herriothh.org.uk email: fr.team@herriothh.org.uk web: https://www.herriothh.org.uk/event/262

Mon 20 Sep 2021

Bewerley Park, Pateley Bridge HG3 5BD. ‘Pateley Show’, as the Nidderdale Show is affectionately known, is a traditional Dales agricultural Show. It is one of the county’s foremost agricultural shows. Livestock, produce and crafts. tel: 01969 650129 email: info@nidderdaleshow.co.uk web: http://nidderdaleshow.co.uk

Thu 23 Sep 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Pete Firman. One of the UK's most popular magicians. 7.30pm. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 24 Sep 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The Rod Stewart Songbook. 100% live Rod Stewart Tribute Band. His numerous hits include Sailing, Maggie May, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, Some Guys Have All The Luck, Baby Jane and many many more. 7.30pm. £20/£18. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 25 Sep 2021 to
 Sun 26 Sep 2021

Masham, Ripon. Sheep and Old Time Fair events. From 10am. tel: 01765 688417 email: susanclister@outlook.com

Sat 25 Sep 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Jon Courtenay -"What's It All About?" Pianist & Comedian. Winner of Britain's Got Talent 2020. 7.30pm. £18/£16. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 1 Oct 2021

St Andrews Church, Aysgarth. Meera Maharaja (flute) & Dominic Degavino (piano). A second appearance at the Festival for the gifted young flautist, this time with the young pianist Dominic Degavino as her duo partner, performing Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy, and music by Grace-Evangeline Mason and César Franck. 4pm & 7.30pm. £12, £3 under 25s. tickets: Book online. web: https://www.swalefest.org

Fri 1 Oct 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Steve Royle (comedy). Britain’s Got Talent 2020 top three finalist, comedian, juggler and variety star Steve Royle takes his Royle Variety Performance on the road for a fun-filled evening for all the family. 7.30pm. £18/£16. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 2 Oct 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Almost the Bee Gees (music). This excellent trio has played in every corner of the UK and Europe. Sit back and enjoy the show, sing along to your favourites like Massachusetts, Jive Talkin' and You Win Again or get on the floor dance to those famous hits from Saturday Night Fever. 7.30pm. £20/£18. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 3 Oct 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Ed Byrne - If I'm Honest ... Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert! A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC). 8pm. £25. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 3 Oct 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Blood and Fog. Don't Go Into The Cellar Theatre! Company for Chillers and Thrillers fans. Join Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard as he recreates blood-curdling true crime cases from the nineteenth century archives. Tremble to the infamous Whitechapel Murders! Shudder to the deadly Lambeth Poisoner! Quake to the mysterious Thames Torso Murders! Theatrical Victorian storytelling at its finest!. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online or phone email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 3 Oct 2021

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Northern Dales Farmers' Market. You'll find a fantastic selection of food and drink producers selling a wide range of goodies including fresh baked bread, gourmet pies, scotch eggs, cheeses, Indian meals, shortbread, cookies, luxury cheesecakes, raw Yorkshire honey, fruit-packed preserves and chutneys, authentic Korean stir fries, pickles, curry sauces and even homemade doggie treats. Thirsk's information centre will be open too. 9am-2pm.

Wed 6 Oct 2021

St. Andrew's Church, Grinton DL11 6HN. Brìghde Chaimbeul (Scottish small pipes) & Aidan O’Rourke (violin). n this keenly anticipated concert, the ultra-talented young Scottish piper duets with the marvellous violinist from folk group Lau. . 4pm & 7.30pm. £15, £3 under 25s. tickets: Book online. web: https://www.swalefest.org

Wed 6 Oct 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us. (comedy). Mark uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really, well researched material to try and find out how the hell we ended up in the middle of this shit show. 8.00pm. £17.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 7 Oct 2021

St Andrews Church, Aysgarth. Moray Welsh Trio (cello, violin & piano). The world class trio of Moray Welsh (cello), Marcia Crayford (violin) & Caroline Clemmow (piano) play Mozart’s Piano Trio in G major and Fauré’s Elegy for Cello and Piano. 4pm & 7.30pm. £15, £3 under 25s. tickets: Book online. web: https://www.swalefest.org

Fri 8 Oct 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps. Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone. He is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl. He has visited some of the most unusual places on the planet - Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden. 7.30pm. £18. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 9 Oct 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. LEE MEAD: MY BAND AND ME. West End & TV star Lee Mead and his band with his exciting new show. Singing songs from his five hit albums and fan favourites and popular songs from the West End and Broadway. 8pm. £25. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thirsk Museum, 14-16 Kirkgate Y07 1PQ

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Experience the history of Thirsk in the house where Thomas Lord, founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground, was born in 1755. Explore rooms full of exhibits featuring local life and industry, cricketing memorabilia, farming equipment, furniture, costumes and toys. Marvel at the bones of our Saxon Giant and shudder at the legend of the Busby Stoop Chair!

Thirsk Museum is in Kirkgate, across the road from The World of James Herriot and admission is free. It is now open until Sat 30 Oct, 10.30am to 3.30pm with last admissions at 3.00 pm (closed Thursdays and Sundays).
http://thirskmuseum.org

The Mouseman, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AH

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The Visitor Centre and Café are currently closed but the main showroom where visitors can purchase all small items and gifts, and the workshop viewing gallery, are currently open.
Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm Friday 9am-3.45pm Saturday 10am–2pm.
www.robertthompsons.co.uk

James Herriot filming in Thirsk

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Pictures courtesy of Mo Penson

 

Filming of the second series of 'All Creatures Great and Small' started in March and on Mon 31 May Thirsk's Ritz Cinema was the centre of a scene starring Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot and Rachel Shenton as Helen Alderson.

Earlier in the day they both toured The World of James Herriot museum to see where their real life characters Alf Wight and Joan Wight (née Danbury) worked and lived. They were shown around by Alf & Joan's daughter Dr Rosie Page.

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU

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Only 15mins from Thirsk you can enjoy the thrills of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species.

Eagles, falcons, hawks, kites, vultures and owls swoop and dive around as you sit in a beautiful English garden. Skilled handlers explain why the birds hunt and fly as they do, where they come from in the wild and how they are trained.

Now open again 7 days a week 10.30am - 5pm. Flying displays three times a day at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm with different birds in each display (weather permitting). No pre-booking needed.
http://www.falconrycentre.co.uk

Slow ways

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Slow Ways is an initiative to create a national network of walking routes connecting all of Great Britain’s towns and cities and villages.

Using existing paths, ways, trails and roads, people can use Slow Ways routes to walk or wheel between neighbouring settlements, and combine them to create longer distance trips. It’s designed to make it easier for people to imagine, plan and go on walking journeys.

There are currently over 7,000 Slow Ways stretching for over 100,000km. This network of routes was created by 700 volunteers during the Spring 2020 lockdown, creating a unique Slow Ways map in the process. The map shows the network around Thirsk.
https://beta.slowways.org

2021 Coach Tours

Coach tours from Thirsk and other local towns will start on 30 Jun with a tour to Devon. For all the others, up to and including pre-Christmas shopping tours, see
unitedgrouptravel.com

Easingwold Market Square 1-3pm on Saturdays

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Sat 12 Jun, Craft Market Buskers

Sat 19 Jun, Taiko Drummers

Sat 26 Jun, The Threetles (Beatles songs)

Sat 3 Jul, Jessa Liversidge (local singing hero)

Sat 10 Jul, Craft Market Buskers

Sat 17 Jul, Claire Louise (Songs old and new)

 

On Sat 12 Jun (and every second Saturday of the month) there is also an Artisan Market in Easingwold Market Square. Traders contact
info@littlebirdmade.co.uk

The Living Rooms

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The Living Rooms is a community hub where it is “OK not to be OK” and offers a safe space, especially for those whose mental health is a challenge. You will find it at 5 & 5a Garthway Arcade, Northallerton.

Renew Wellbeing sessions have started again for visitors with limited numbers (in keeping with Covid-19 protocols) - booking is advised.

For more information contact: Jo Swain, Development Coordinator, on 07483 426920,  Facebook: The Living Rooms Northallerton or email
jswain@thelivingrooms.org.uk

A bus to the Moors

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The Moorsbus is organised and funded by volunteers to take locals and visitors into and around the North York Moors in summer. Times given below are provisional.

 

On Sundays & the Bank Holiday Monday, from July to September, there will be three buses from Thirsk to Helmsley. They will leave the Market Place at 10:48, 12:36 & 15:36 and travel via Coxwold, Byland Abbey & Ampleforth, taking 44 minutes.

The Helmsley to Thirsk journeys start at 11:30, 14:30 & 16:25.

Other visitors to Thirsk, coming from Stockton, Yarm, Stokesley & Northallerton, can arrive by 10:40, returning at 17:10.

All those are just the M5 service. From Helmsley, Moorsbus travellers can take interconnecting services all over the Moors.

A Rover day ticket costs £9.50, child £4.50. English national concessionary passes are accepted.

Timetables and maps for all 16 bus routes are at
www.moorsbus.org

Where to report suspicious messages

To report a suspicious text message, forward it to the number 7726. This is free of charge and enables your mobile network provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.

For emails, the Suspicious Email Reporting Service enables the public to forward suspicious messages to an automated system that scans for malicious links. Since its launch, over 43,000 scams and 84,000 malicious websites have been removed. Forward suspicious emails to
report@phishing.gov.uk

Hambleton cases to Sun 6 Jun

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Hambleton comprises Bedale, Easingwold, Northallerton, Stokesley, Thirsk and all the hamlets and villages around these. The graph shows the number of coronavirus cases in the area from the start of March. The cases are the weekly rate, with 26 cases in Hambleton in the week to Sun 6 Jun, twice that a week earlier.

The chart was derived from the Government's Yorkshire and Humber epidemiological data sets.

Covid vaccinations

Prof Alex Brown has received his first dose having spent the last year leading from the front on the Covid wards in Bradford. He fought a long and brutal battle with the virus himself.

He notes that most patients now being treated for Covid in hospital have been offered the vaccine and have chosen not to take it. “The vaccines are the way out of this. We need to establish this as part of normality,” he says.

Already we can see that while people who have been double jabbed make up more than 40% of the population, they make up fewer than 5% of people who have been admitted to hospital with the Delta variant.

But it does look like it takes two doses before someone gets high levels of protection from that variant.

Please encourage colleagues to get fully vaccinated for the sake of us all.

People aged 25 or over can now get a Covid jab. Text invitations will appear as a message from "NHSvaccine", and those who cannot go online should call 119 to book.

If you're older and have missed out for whatever reason, apply now.
Phone 119 or book online at
https://tinyurl.com/nhscovidbooking

Cod Beck - sights sounds & smells

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John Aston helps us identify wildlife on our local rivers. See all his articles at
www.visitthirsk.uk/wildlife

 

Over the last few months I’ve been writing about the Cod Beck’s natural history and I hope that I have whetted readers’ appetites to enjoy it for themselves. This is my last blog for a while, and this time I want to talk about how to get the most from your own rambles along the Beck around Thirsk. TV programmes like Spring Watch can give the impression that it’s either very easy to see wildlife at close quarters or that only expert TV naturalists enjoy that privilege. The truth is that it only takes a few basic skills for anybody to enjoy the wonderful diversity of wildlife we enjoy.

Most wildlife is easily scared by the sight and sound of people and if you want to get the best from your walks then the fewer people you walk with the better. Groups of people tend to chatter loudly and their chances of seeing anything interesting are remote. So walk alone, or with a friend, don’t wear brightly coloured clothing and don’t talk loudly. If you do see something, don’t point or shout but keep still and say quietly to your friend – ‘what’s the bird at 11o’clock in the big willow?‘. If the bird is moving around in the foliage keep still, because you have a chance of another sighting by spotting the bird’s movement. Which you won’t notice if you keep moving your head…

The most famous fisherman of all, Izaak Walton, had the best advice – ‘Study to be quiet‘

Binoculars help and unless you are a serious birder you don’t need to spend a fortune. But avoid the really cheap stuff too – I’d recommend spending between £75 and £100 but the more you spend, within reason, the better the kit. Avoid very high magnification because anything above 10x is best used on a tripod, and ensure the ones you choose are waterproof because most cheaper makes aren’t. Nitrogen filled models are recommended because they don’t fog up. Using binoculars can be tricky for newcomers as they have a narrow field of vision. If you see something you want to look at, keep your eyes focussed on it and bring the binoculars up to your eyes – it’s much easier than trying to find it by scanning the trees. I keep my own pair focussed for a range of about 20 metres or less – you often get a very short ‘window’ to inspect something close before it flies or runs off. But if you do see a buzzard 300 feet above you, or a roe deer at the distant edge of the field, you have time to refocus.

As for creatures on or under the water, look for ripples on the surface, rings and dimples from feeding fish and movement and shadows under the water. A ripple can come from a water bird, but if there’s a line of bubbles you might have had a close encounter with an otter. Glare and reflections are a problem when looking at the water and polarised glasses (i.e. not just any sunglasses) eliminate the problem. Fish like chub, dace, grayling and trout will feed on insects on the surface and make concentric rings when they do so. Sometimes they will even make an audible splash if they are chasing a big insect like a Daddy Long Legs. Under the water fish can be hard to see but it’s easy with practice – look for movement and shadows on the stream bed.

The Beck has its own sound, even though the A168 can provide an unwelcome backing track. Above the chuckle of flowing water you can always hear birdsong, especially in spring, and each season also has its signature smells – some of them perhaps less welcome than others. With practice you can train your nose and ears to concentrate on the unusual – be prepared to notice the different bird call (was that shriek a jay?) or the new smell (that sudden musky, rabbit hutch smell? It’s where a fox crossed the path before you got up.)

Don’t be self conscious, enjoy those smells close up – the tang of wild garlic in spring, that curious dry nuttiness of willows on hot days, the gorgeous scent of Dames Rocket in early June, aniseed-smelling Sweet Cecily in mid-summer and the heady reek of Himalayan Balsam in early autumn. There’s even a name for the heady perfume you often encounter after heavy summer rain – petrichor – and it’s addictive.

 

We can forward your comments to John Aston. Please email news@visitthirsk.uk