Thirsk yarn-Bombed for the Tour de Yorkshire

I’ve known about the proposed yarn-bombing of our fabulous town for a while but nothing could have prepared any of us for the amazing display that greeted us this morning. Taylor and I set off early for a walk around town, up to Norby and beyond and…. wow.

300+ volunteers have been stitching away in secret for months and haven’t they done a wonderful job? When the Tour de Yorkshire racers come through Thirsk on Sunday 1st May they will have a lot to smile about. Needless to say there are many proud Thirsk-ites today!

These are just a few photos we took this morning (there were over 100). If you want to see more hop over to my Facebook if we are connected or have a look at the Thirsk Yarnbomber Visitor’s Facebook Page.

Our yarn bombers really have done us proud!


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Exploring Thirsk: A Local Day Out

When it comes to planning the summer holidays we usually have a bucket list of sorts ready and like to tick things off as we go. On this list are a number of historical attractions or special places to walk around, Forestry Commission treksĀ and so on.

What we always make sure though is that we take time out when it’s sunny to explore where we live. We are lucky enough to live in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Thirsk if you haven’t heard of it is a medieval market town that perches close to the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. There is so much to see and do and so we make sure Thirsk adventures are at the top of our list.

There’s a waterfall, parks, walks and more. There really isn’t anything quite like a local day out and we love exploring Thirsk!

My cheeky adventurers
Obligatory photo bombing
The seven bridges walk
Norby waterfall
To the Millenium Gardens down by the Beck for a picnic
What a gorgeous day!
Millenium Gardens
Next time we’ll tour the Past and Present boards dotted all around Sowerby and Thirsk in order (this really is a town with a rich history and much to see) so that we can say we have and tick them off the map. There’s also a Blue Plaque walk which points out special buildings and why they were awarded a Blue Plaque.


*Don’t take my word for how fabulous Thirsk is. Have a good, have a read of the Wikipedia page and try not to be too jealous! This is just a mere snapshot of what the local are has to offer.