When you forget why exactly you are still living there, where nothing retains you anymore, the solution is to go walking. Fortunately, England offers various walking trails, and lucky us happen to live near one of them.
Grosmont & Goathland is an easy path joining two picturesque villages following the ancient railway connection. Despite the high popularity with tourists, middle of January turned to be a perfect period for some private time with nature.
8 miles distance through Yorkshire Moors and typical English scenery, including old-fashioned railway stations, farms, red telephone cabins and pubs. Dreams about rural England coming true. Golden light, a sparkling layer of snow on the hills, sheep that from a distance remind fluffy snowflakes.
On the halfway, there is a sweet pub Birch Hall Inn, where one can get a pint and a homemade pie. Or an honest cup of tea. :)
By the way, the railway station in Goathland was filmed in Harry Potter movies as Hogsmeade station where the Hogwarts Express was arriving from London. During the season, there is an old steam-train making the connection between Whitby and Pickering. Another old-time experience!
And at last a real Ford Anglia!