Geo-Trips :: Towards the Arctic Circle

Filey

A drive from Chesterton, Tue, 6 Aug 2019 by David Howard

Almost everything that could go wrong did on the day, but nothing stopped me completing my mission. Firstly due to various outside events I was hours late leaving, but calculated I should just make the north Yorkshire coast before it got dark. However for the first time the A1 before Peterborough was jam packed and intermittently stopping, then when that was passed there was an accident at Wansford and just got off the A1 in time to bypass it as they gave plenty of warning. By then I was running at least an hour late, but a hundred miles down I wasn't wasting all the effort and turning back and just ploughed on. Once I got on the A15 north of Lincoln there was a double removal lorry doing 50mph as far as the motorway with nowhere for anyone to overtake, but just had to keep going.

By the time I crossed the Humber it was dusk with another 30 or so miles ahead, far too far to give up, and at least my latest camera is capable of taking shots in artificial light (except the flaring which caught me unawares). There was just some blue left in the sky in Filey at the end, and couldn't see the sea front as it was totally dark by then, although you could see the sea from the gardens there wasn't enough light for a camera. In fact it was the furthest north I had ever been in England, beating my previous record of Morecambe, as when I went to Scotland the land journey was overnight and I was asleep the whole way and saw nothing while the second was by plane. I had said in my previous blog I thought it wasn't possible to get much further from Exeter than I had already in a day, but then fiddled around with a ruler on the map and spotted the due north coast would do it, which added an extra 20 miles distance compared to Cromer which was the furthest before.

Of course I was limited to random spots rather than plenty of pictures on the way back, but that's a bonus and besides the light managed to complete the mission under the worst circumstances (besides being dry unlike the similar trip to Exeter). Any further distances ahead would need a train, and are not planned unless something turns up to allow it combining the daylight and time to do it.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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TA1180 : Filey station by David Howard
Filey station

TA1180 : Roundabout garden on Station Road, Filey by David Howard
Roundabout garden on Station Road, Filey

TA1180 : Clarence Avenue, Filey by David Howard
Clarence Avenue, Filey

TA1179 : The entrance to West Avenue car park, Filey by David Howard
The entrance to West Avenue car park, Filey

TA1180 : The Crescent, Filey by David Howard
The Crescent, Filey

TA1180 : Garden display by Filey beach by David Howard
Garden display by Filey beach

TA1180 : Walking the dogs by Filey beach by David Howard
Walking the dogs by Filey beach
The park is between The Crescent and the beach below.

TA1180 : Garden display by Filey beach by David Howard
Garden display by Filey beach

TA1180 : Park by The Crescent, Filey by David Howard
Park by The Crescent, Filey

TA1180 : The Crescent, Filey by David Howard
The Crescent, Filey

TA1180 : Belle Vue Street, Filey by David Howard
Belle Vue Street, Filey

TA1180 : Level crossing by Filey Station by David Howard
Level crossing by Filey Station

TA1180 : Flats on Station Avenue, Filey by David Howard
Flats on Station Avenue, Filey

TA1079 : Muston Road at the junction of Moor Road by David Howard
Muston Road at the junction of Moor Road

TA1178 : House by Royal Oak Crossing on Moor Road by David Howard
House by Royal Oak Crossing on Moor Road

TA1177 : Moor Road, Hunmanby by David Howard
Moor Road, Hunmanby
There are fields behind the hedges on each side of the road

TA1080 : Houses by Muston Road, Filey by David Howard
Houses by Muston Road, Filey

TA1080 : Muston Road, Filey by David Howard
Muston Road, Filey

TA1080 : House on Muston Road, Filey by David Howard
House on Muston Road, Filey

TA1180 : Station Approach, Filey by David Howard
Station Approach, Filey

TA1180 : West Avenue, Filey by David Howard
West Avenue, Filey

TA1180 : Terrace of houses on Southdene, Filey by David Howard
Terrace of houses on Southdene, Filey
They look very Victorian but they are in fact a very authentic copy. Only the... more

TA1180 : South Crescent Road at the junction of Southdene by David Howard
South Crescent Road at the junction of Southdene

TA1180 : The Crescent, Filey by David Howard
The Crescent, Filey

TA1180 : First Catch fish restaurant, Filey by David Howard
First Catch fish restaurant, Filey
No doubt caught locally and very fresh.

TA0027 : The A164, Swanland by David Howard
The A164, Swanland
Looking towards Swanbridge Veterinary Hospital

TA1176 : Hunmanby Sands Roundabout by David Howard
Hunmanby Sands Roundabout

TA1668 : Bessingby Hill, Bridlington by David Howard
Bessingby Hill, Bridlington
The A165 comes from Hull and goes around the centre of Bridlington heading north... more

TA1667 : Bessingby Hill, Bridlington by David Howard
Bessingby Hill, Bridlington

TA1667 : Bessingby Hill, Bridlington by David Howard
Bessingby Hill, Bridlington

TA1564 : Roundabout at Carnaby Moor by David Howard
Roundabout at Carnaby Moor

TA1558 : Amici Italian restaurant, Barmston by David Howard
Amici Italian restaurant, Barmston

TA0411 : Petrol station entrance in Elsham by David Howard
Petrol station entrance in Elsham
This is just by the junction for the end of the M180

TA0411 : Petrol station entrance in Elsham by David Howard
Petrol station entrance in Elsham

TA0223 : Crossing the Humber Bridge by David Howard
Crossing the Humber Bridge

TA0223 : Crossing the Humber Bridge by David Howard
Crossing the Humber Bridge

TA1354 : Bridlington Road, Beeford by David Howard
Bridlington Road, Beeford

TA1354 : House on Bridlington Road, Beeford by David Howard
House on Bridlington Road, Beeford

TA0231 : The entrance to Willerby Hill Business Park by David Howard
The entrance to Willerby Hill Business Park

TA0231 : Willerby Hill Roundabout by David Howard
Willerby Hill Roundabout

TA0231 : The entrance to Willerby Hill Business Park by David Howard
The entrance to Willerby Hill Business Park

SK9689 : BP garage at Caenby Corner by David Howard
BP garage at Caenby Corner

SK9689 : BP garage at Caenby Corner by David Howard
BP garage at Caenby Corner

SK9689 : BP garage at Caenby Corner by David Howard
BP garage at Caenby Corner

SK9872 : Addison Drive, Lincoln by David Howard
Addison Drive, Lincoln

SK9873 : Island on Ruskin Avenue, Lincoln by David Howard
Island on Ruskin Avenue, Lincoln

SK9672 : Queen's Crescent, Lincoln by David Howard
Queen's Crescent, Lincoln

SK9771 : The Avenue, Lincoln by David Howard
The Avenue, Lincoln

SK9771 : The Horse and Groom on Carholme Road, Lincoln by David Howard
The Horse and Groom on Carholme Road, Lincoln

SK9670 : Bluecube offices on Brayford Way, Lincoln by David Howard
Bluecube offices on Brayford Way, Lincoln

SK9670 : McDonald's on Brayford Way, Lincoln by David Howard
McDonald's on Brayford Way, Lincoln

SK9770 : Rope Walk, Lincoln by David Howard
Rope Walk, Lincoln

SK9770 : Roadworks on Rope Walk, Lincoln by David Howard
Roadworks on Rope Walk, Lincoln
A lot of the centre of Lincoln is being dug up at the moment, and there are a few... more

TF0746 : Longwater Construction on East Gate, Sleaford by David Howard
Longwater Construction on East Gate, Sleaford
This has just changed its name from DBAS but is the same people.

TF0747 : East Gate, Sleaford by David Howard
East Gate, Sleaford
Approaching the A17 junction to the left

SK9767 : The Blacksmiths pub, Bracebridge Heath by David Howard
The Blacksmiths pub, Bracebridge Heath
Here is the other side https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6194811

SK9971 : Tower Gardens at the junction of Greetwell Road by David Howard
Tower Gardens at the junction of Greetwell Road

SK9972 : Just Audi VW, Lincoln by David Howard
Just Audi VW, Lincoln
I challenge anyone to spot a different model on their yard, although you can't... more

TA1247 : The A165 at Brandesburton Roundabout by David Howard
The A165 at Brandesburton Roundabout

TA1143 : White Cross Roundabout, Leven by David Howard
White Cross Roundabout, Leven

TA1180 : Moving to Filey? by David Howard
Moving to Filey?
A selection of properties in Nicholson's shop window

TL0893 : Houses on Oundle Road, Elton by David Howard
Houses on Oundle Road, Elton
The one on the right was built in 2016

TL0893 : Oundle Road, Elton by David Howard
Oundle Road, Elton

SK9232 : Great North Road, Little Ponton by David Howard
Great North Road, Little Ponton
The old A1, which has its first stretch on what is now the A1000 in East Finchley.

SK9232 : Great North Road, Little Ponton by David Howard
Great North Road, Little Ponton

SK9233 : Tree on Great North Road south of Grantham by David Howard
Tree on Great North Road south of Grantham

SK9233 : Great North Road south of Grantham by David Howard
Great North Road south of Grantham

SK9134 : McDonald's on Great North Road, Grantham by David Howard
McDonald's on Great North Road, Grantham

SK9134 : Shops by Great North Road, Grantham by David Howard
Shops by Great North Road, Grantham
Looking towards Bridge End Road

SK9135 : Shops on London Road, Grantham by David Howard
Shops on London Road, Grantham

SK9034 : Chris Walker Kawasaki on Harlaxton Road, Grantham by David Howard
Chris Walker Kawasaki on Harlaxton Road, Grantham
The fire station is next door on the left

SK9034 : Harlaxton Road, Grantham by David Howard
Harlaxton Road, Grantham

SK9034 : Harlaxton Road, Grantham by David Howard
Harlaxton Road, Grantham

SK9135 : Huntingtower Road at the junction of Harlaxton Road by David Howard
Huntingtower Road at the junction of Harlaxton Road

SK9136 : Sankt Augustin Way, Grantham by David Howard
Sankt Augustin Way, Grantham

SK9136 : Park by the River Witham, Grantham by David Howard
Park by the River Witham, Grantham

SK9552 : Crossroads on Main Road, Leadenham by David Howard
Crossroads on Main Road, Leadenham

SK9551 : Cliff Road, Leadenham by David Howard
Cliff Road, Leadenham

TA1247 : Bridlington Road, Brandesburton by David Howard
Bridlington Road, Brandesburton

TA0441 : Crossing on Hull Bridge Road at Swinemoor Lane Roundabout by David Howard
Crossing on Hull Bridge Road at Swinemoor Lane Roundabout

TA0234 : The A164, Skidby by David Howard
The A164, Skidby

TA0237 : The A1079 joins the A164 south of Beverley by David Howard
The A1079 joins the A164 south of Beverley

TA0233 : The A164, Skidby by David Howard
The A164, Skidby

TA1145 : Bridlington Road, Leven by David Howard
Bridlington Road, Leven

TA0041 : Constitution Hill, Beverley by David Howard
Constitution Hill, Beverley
I would recommend everyone returning to the Humber Bridge from the north to not... more

TA0236 : The A164, Bentley by David Howard
The A164, Bentley

TA0232 : The A164, Cottingham by David Howard
The A164, Cottingham

TA0041 : Dog Kennel Lane Roundabout near Beverley by David Howard
Dog Kennel Lane Roundabout near Beverley

TA1177 : Moor Road, Hunmanby by David Howard
Moor Road, Hunmanby
At the junction of The Parade, a new green field housing estate.

TA1176 : Sands Road at Hunmanby Sands Roundabout by David Howard
Sands Road at Hunmanby Sands Roundabout

TA1176 : Sands Road at Hunmanby Sands Roundabout by David Howard
Sands Road at Hunmanby Sands Roundabout

TA1374 : The Dotterel Roundabout, Reighton by David Howard
The Dotterel Roundabout, Reighton

TA1768 : Petrol station on Scarborough Road, Bridlington by David Howard
Petrol station on Scarborough Road, Bridlington

TA1768 : Scarborough Road, Bridlington by David Howard
Scarborough Road, Bridlington

TA1667 : Bessingby Hill at the junction of Easton Road by David Howard
Bessingby Hill at the junction of Easton Road

TA1666 : The A164, West Hill by David Howard
The A164, West Hill

TA1177 : Bus stop on Moor Road, Hunmanby by David Howard
Bus stop on Moor Road, Hunmanby

TA1177 : Moor Road, Hunmanby by David Howard
Moor Road, Hunmanby

TA1177 : Moor Road, Hunmanby by David Howard
Moor Road, Hunmanby

TA1180 : The Crescent, Filey by David Howard
The Crescent, Filey

TA1354 : Entering Beeford on Bridlington Road by David Howard
Entering Beeford on Bridlington Road

TA0441 : Grange Way at the entrance to Molescroft Grange by David Howard
Grange Way at the entrance to Molescroft Grange
This is the Beverley western bypass even though it is far further than using the... more

TA0140 : Malton Road, Molescroft by David Howard
Malton Road, Molescroft
The houses arrived in 2015, while the road has been downgraded since then and the... more

TA0140 : Elm Tree Park on Malton Road by David Howard
Elm Tree Park on Malton Road
The estate which spreads between here and the nearby bypass was built in 2015

TA0231 : Willerby Hill Business Park by David Howard
Willerby Hill Business Park

TL0798 : Cottage on Elton Road, Wansford by David Howard
Cottage on Elton Road, Wansford

TL0798 : House on Elton Road, Wansford by David Howard
House on Elton Road, Wansford

TL0798 : Hairdresser's on Elton Road, Wansford by David Howard
Hairdresser's on Elton Road, Wansford

SK9232 : Field by Great North Road, Little Ponton by David Howard
Field by Great North Road, Little Ponton

SK9764 : Waddington Village Hall by David Howard
Waddington Village Hall

SK9765 : Expanding housing estate on Grantham Road, Waddington by David Howard
Expanding housing estate on Grantham Road, Waddington
Everywhere I go I see towns spreading into rural areas.

SK9767 : Lincoln Road, Bracebridge Heath by David Howard
Lincoln Road, Bracebridge Heath

SK9973 : Parking area on the A158, Lincoln by David Howard
Parking area on the A158, Lincoln
This is part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, more is going to be finished soon.

SK9973 : Parking area on the A158, Lincoln by David Howard
Parking area on the A158, Lincoln

TA0233 : The A164, Skidby by David Howard
The A164, Skidby

TA1465 : Field by Bridlington Bay Road, Carnaby by David Howard
Field by Bridlington Bay Road, Carnaby

TA1671 : The A165 north of Bridlington by David Howard
The A165 north of Bridlington
This is a featureless landscape of flat crop fields, only punctuated by the antenna ahead.

TA1180 : Shops on Station Road, Filey by David Howard
Shops on Station Road, Filey

TA1180 : Filey Bus Station by David Howard
Filey Bus Station

TA1180 : The Crescent, Filey by David Howard
The Crescent, Filey

TA1180 : Park by The Beach, Filey by David Howard
Park by The Beach, Filey

TL1395 : BP sign on the A1, Chesterton by David Howard
BP sign on the A1, Chesterton

TL1295 : Green on Oundle Road, Chesterton by David Howard
Green on Oundle Road, Chesterton

TL0893 : Overend, Elton by David Howard
Overend, Elton

TL0897 : Elton Road, Stibbington by David Howard
Elton Road, Stibbington

TL0994 : Wansford Road, Elton by David Howard
Wansford Road, Elton

TA0234 : Layby on the A164, Skidby by David Howard
Layby on the A164, Skidby

SK9856 : Wellingore Church by David Howard
Wellingore Church

SK9856 : Cliff Road, Wellingore by David Howard
Cliff Road, Wellingore

SK9857 : Houses on High Street Navenby by David Howard
Houses on High Street Navenby

SK9232 : Great North Road, Little Ponton by David Howard
Great North Road, Little Ponton

SK9444 : Grantham Road, Carlton Scroop by David Howard
Grantham Road, Carlton Scroop

TA0440 : Roundabout on Swinemoor Lane, Beverley by David Howard
Roundabout on Swinemoor Lane, Beverley

TL1395 : Entrance to the services on the A1, Chesterton by David Howard
Entrance to the services on the A1, Chesterton

TL1395 : Services on the A1, Chesterton by David Howard
Services on the A1, Chesterton

TL1194 : Oundle Road, Chesterton by David Howard
Oundle Road, Chesterton

SK9035 : Houses on Harlaxton Road, Grantham by David Howard
Houses on Harlaxton Road, Grantham

SK9341 : Main Street, Barkston by David Howard
Main Street, Barkston

SK9342 : Hedgerow by Lincoln Road, Honington by David Howard
Hedgerow by Lincoln Road, Honington

SK9448 : Lincoln Road, Caythorpe by David Howard
Lincoln Road, Caythorpe

SK9755 : Cliff Road between Welbourne and Wellingore by David Howard
Cliff Road between Welbourne and Wellingore

TF0645 : HSBC Bank on South Gate, Sleaford by David Howard
HSBC Bank on South Gate, Sleaford

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