Sunday, 1 February 2015

Richmond Racecourse

Up above the trading estate in Richmond is the old racecourse. For hundreds of years horses pounded around the oval track, and it became very popular in Georgian times, when a grandstand was built in 1775. Over time however, the selective breeding of horses meant that the speeds became too fast for the tight bends, and the track was abandoned on safety grounds. Today it is a popular place for people to walk around the old track, enjoy the views, and look at the ruins of the old grandstand.

Looking towards the Yorkshire Moors across the Vale of York.

Looking over towards Wensleydale, with Penhill poking above the hills.

Richmond town.

I know them!

That is too funny.

Catterick Garrison.

Hudswell church.