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February 13, 2005

Beck Hole, North Yorkshire

Beck Hole North YorkshireA beck is a stream and this is the one that runs through the valley where we stayed during our time on the Yorkshore Dales. The tiny village of Beck Hole is quite close to Goathland and our accommodation was at a delightful B&B called Brookwood Farm. The breakfasts that we enjoyed here were wonderful, using all local ingrdients. The smoked bacon was especially good.

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There is only about half a dozen houses in the village, all arranged around a tiny village green, where sheep could often be seen grazing. Across the single lane stone bridge is an ancient pub, Birch Hall Inn, in which drinkers front up to a small window-like opening in the wall of the front room to place their orders. We learnt about the Beck Hole buttie here, which is a bit like a plowman's lunch already aboard a locally made bread roll. We ate more substantial dinners at the Mallyan Spout Hotel up the hill in Goathland.

Posted by robynls at February 13, 2005 3:12 PM

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