Yorkshire holiday 2
The route to the east coast travels through part of the North York Moors National Park, one of the largest areas of heather moorland in the UK. It's a plateau, dissected by numerous dales, the largest of which is Eskdale.
We used to holiday on the east coast when I was a child, so I remember the journey. In those days it was exciting to see the three radomes of RAF Fylingdales, constructed in the early 1960s. They looked like huge golfballs (see HERE). About 1990, they were replaced by a pyramidal structure (below) - not nearly so exciting. It does the same job however: part of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, shared with the US, continually scanning the skies for impending ballistic missile attacks, tracking orbiting objects and keeping tabs on spy satellites. Its motto is 'Vigilamus' - 'We are watching'.