Today began with a drive around Lake Coniston to Holker Hall where we toured the house and garden. Later, we visited Levens Hall, famous for its topiary garden. We took loads of photos at both places (only a few have been added to this web journal because of the space limitation of this ‘trial’ version). We began our long trip to the east by driving over the Yorkshire Dales and across the lower end of the North York Moors ending up at Life Hill Farm B&B near Sledmere. We had an evening meal at the Triton Inn -- a pub just up the road.