A Good Yarm

We managed to arrive too late for our hotel breakfast today so had to make do with toast and cereal.  We then drove back to the excellent visitor centre at Sutton Bank to do another walk.  This visitor centre was excellent.  The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable about the walks and they sold guide books and the all important Kendal Mint Cake.

I was feeling a little stiff after yesterdays exertion so we chose an easier walk today; 3 miles along paths to see the white horse.  It was sunnier today so the view over the Vale of York was clearer.

The descent was much easier today.

The scenery along the way was lovely.

Love the green moss on the rocks and trees.

We walked though some woods and came to the White Horse .

We walked up some very steep steps to get level with the top of the horse.

Unfortunately, like many such things, you can not see the horse very well from so close.  Oh well, time to break open the Romney’s Kendal Mint Cake.  I like the brown. If you have never had it, it is basically sugar and glucose shaped in to little bars.  It has been carried up Everest and while our walk by no means compares to that, it is a little treat when out hiking.

We walked back to the visitor centre, along the top of the escarpment, which was an easy walk with amazing views.

We timed our walk better today so the cafe was open and we popped in for lunch.

I had a toasted cheese and red onion marmalade sandwich, which was served with a salad,

followed by chocolate cake and a pot of tea.  I know, this is not diet or healthy lifestyle food but I am on holiday and we have done a lot of walking.

In the afternoon we headed back to Yarm to potter about in the shops and choose a restaurant for dinner.  Having done that, we returned to the hotel and relaxed in our family room for a couple of hours which was lovely.

We went to Chai Wallah, an Indian Bistro which served Indian food with a modern twist.

We had a lovely view from the window over the market building.

The food was delicious.

Although my lamb curry was too oily.  The aubergine dish I chose was lovely, as was the sag paneer.  Lara chose an amazing chicken dish in a spinach sauce which I would have if we returned.

I have had millions of points/calories today but I enjoyed my time off the diet, which I will focus on again tomorrow.  We have walked a lot so that will help offset the eating.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to A Good Yarm

  1. Veg Grower up the Road says:

    You’re having a lovely holiday Zoe! I know what you mean about walking through fields of livestock – I hate it too!! Especially with a dog. We had a few hairy moments with cows, calves and a bull on my Coast to Coast walk! Lara looks gorgeous – uni life is obviously suiting her! Dear Harvey – he’s a real brick – he obviously loves the great outdoors with the mud, lakes, sticks and dogs!! Looking forward to Saturday. X

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