I suppose I prefer my column to be prettier, (that’s why they took my mug shot off the top of the page), but on this 4-miler alongside the River Tees you can still enjoy some cracking vistas of what was once the epicentre of Britain’s industrial wealth – the Northern power house, when it actually existed.
I attended a Dracula Walk this summer in Whitby. Surprised by the dress and deportment of the very learned and knowledgable lady who stood in front of me, I was further surprised and entranced by the stories she shared of the ‘Whitby of old’.
IT was back in 1972 that Ragdale Hall first opened as a "health hydro" for women to lose weight and get in shape. Guests were allowed just 500 calories for the first three days, rising to a 1,000 calorie blow-out on the last day.