Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 13:20:09 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: West Yorkshire, UK - Trip to Whitby 2nd June 2007

in article, Paul Halliday at wrote on 14/05/2007 19:04: > Hi guys - All are welcome to the West Yorkshire SAABers trip to Whitby, home > of fish, chips and Dracula! > > The best chippy in Britain (according to Rick Stein) is in Whitby, some > great pubs, a great run of shacks selling all manner of freshly caught sea > food, Tate Hill Sands (where Dracula landed), Whitby Abbey, a cardio-workout > to climb the several hundred steps up to the Abbey ... Etc. > > We'll be in the town on the 2nd June 2007. There is some consideration being > made to meeting at Runswick Bay between 12 and 1 (over lunchtime), having a > nose at each others SAABs, a kick around the beach - football, frisby, dog > exercising, etc and then onto Whitby early afternoon. I will finalise the > route a few of us are taking from the Bradford/Leeds area nearer the time > and give full details about where we're meeting and where to expect to find > us a what time. > > Hope to see some of you there. > > Keep an eye on this thread on UK SAABs for updates, but I will post the > final details here nearer the day: > <> Route planning. See: ... Essentially: Departure: 09:30 prompt from Shipley, West Yorkshire. Anyone else wishing to start from Shipley is also welcome ... Please let me know who to expect. We're going to proceed through Apperley Bridge, Yeadon, down to Pool and use the Hunters Inn car park as a rendezvous point for anyone coming from that side of Bradford. Rendezvous #1 09:50-10:00 - Hunters Inn, LS21 2PS Google Map: <,+Leathley,+Otley,+North+Yorkshire, +LS21+2PS&sll=53.098145,-2.443696&sspn=6.691591,15.79834&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=53 .913591,-1.617887&spn=0.006408,0.015428&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1> Keeping on the A658, the next stop is at St James Retail Park. Anyone coming up the A1 will need to come off at J47 (signed Harrogate) and find your way to the retail park. Rendezvous #2 10:15-10:30 - St James Retail Park, HG5 8PZ Google Map: <,-1.4 43264&spn=0.006395,0.015428&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1> ... again, this is an approximate location for the postcode. The retail park is on Grimbald Crag Way. From there, to our destination thus ... Onto A1 again and off at J49 A168/A19 for Teeside, Take A172 to Stokesley/Great Ayton. Left turning for this not well signed and just round a bend. However helpfully 200 yards before turning a farmer has a silage tanker in a field right next to the A19 with SLOW DOWN TRACTORS written on it in letters about 2 feet high! At Stokesley (Fliptop ... let me or Bonzo know if you want to meet up here, say around 11:00-11:10?) take A173 for Great Ayton then towards Guisborough. At roundabout outside Guisborough take A171 moor road signed Whitby, just around Scaling Dam (on the right) is a white road left turn to Grinkle, along it to Easington where we join the A173 coast road to Whitby. Past Boulby Mine and Staithes to Hinderwell, where we take a left turn for Runswick. Destination: 11.45-12:00 in the bay car park People from North Yorkshire, Tyne & Wearside, or further afield can meet up here. We can have a nose at SAABs, stroll on the beach, stretch legs, etc and then get on into Whitby for a late lunch ... fish'n'chips, bucket o'whelks, whatever floats your boat. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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