Summer has truly left us now, and altering the clocks in the early hours of the morning will serve to underline that. The days may now be shorter, and the weather more variable, but there is still plenty to see and do around Robin Hood's Bay. There is plenty of colour in the hedgerows, particularly with this year's heavy crop of holly berries (will they last until Christmas?), and if you are dressed for the changeable weather it's a wonderful time to go walking.We still have vacancies until after the Victorian Weekend in December, when we will close until February next year.
The moors are clad in their purple mantle once more as we reach the peak of the flowering season for the heather. It seems a little earlier this year, and if other plants are any indicator it may not last as long as usual following the hot, dry spell we have had. The extremes of temperature this year - the bitter cold of the 'Beast' and the recent roasting - have played havoc with grouse numbers, so for those with an interest in that it is perhaps not such a glorious twelth today. But if your interests lie in walking, cycling or visiting this area in a more leisurely manner the moors really are at their best right now.
We have enjoyed some glorious weather this past month, and it seems set to continue for a while yet. The lavender in the yard is looking at its best as a result of the Mediterranean climate, and is attracting a host of bees, butterflies and moths, including the hummingbird moth. It is perfect weather to escape to the coast for a couple of nights, or a longer break, and enjoy the delights of Robin Hood's Bay and its surroundings. Guests are always welcome to sit in our garden to enjoy the spectacular view, and if they don't want to drive there are beautiful walks down to the Bay and over the moors above us, where the heather is just starting to come into bloom.
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