<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Yorkshire Extreme Points

Andy Strangeway aka Island Man

Adventurer Sleeping in Remote UK Locations


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Yorkshire Extreme Points

Whilst most Yorkshire folk have been tucked up at home trying to keep warm, I have been experiencing sub zero temperatures and sleeping overnight on each of the four extreme points of Yorkshire in addition to spending a night on top of each of the three Ridings’ summits.

My extreme training schedule reads:-

North – Tyke’s Way (Bank of the River Tees) – 30/31 October 2010

Tyke's Way - Bank of the river Tees

Yorkshire and North Riding Summit – Mickle Fell – 6/7 November 2010

Mickle Fell

West – Greave Clough Head (Pennine Watershed) – 13/14 November 2010

Greave Clough Head

West Riding Summit – Whernside – 23/24 November 2010


East Riding Summit – Bishop Wilton Wold – 28/29 January 2011

Bishop Wilton Wold

East – Spurn Point – 29/30 January 2011

Spurn Point

South – Holt’s Syke (Grange Farm) – 5/6 February 2011

Holt's Syke

However, braving such wintry conditions has brought its own rewards because, by doing so, I have have become the first person to not only sleep on the summits of the three Ridings but also the first person to sleep on the seven extreme points of Yorkshire.

Whilst undertaking my research for this extreme adventure, I discovered that very few could actually name the locations of each the four extreme points of Yorkshire. Perhaps this was due to the local government changes in 1974 and many other administration changes since?

This raises an interesting debate about the erosion of our Yorkshire culture and identity. Is it right that Yorkshire children are taught about the states of Australia and USA yet not taught about the 39 counties of England and especially the great county of Yorkshire?

Yorkshire is still the county it has been for over 1100 years. It has never been abolished and the Ridings also still exist. Although new administrative areas were created and came into effect in 1974, they never replaced our counties. I am pleased that my latest adventure will serve to highlight this fact.

For further information about Yorkshire please see: Yorkshire Ridings Society: http://www.yorkshireridings.org/



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