Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Coach Tour Around the Rhubarb Triangle

I went on another of the Coach Trips run by Woods Coaches of Leicester recently. I always enjoy going on other people`s excursions, even though of course I run my own programme.

This time it was around the area of Yorkshire which is now being promoted as the Rhubarb Triangle. At the height of the coalmining industry, thousands of miners cultivated rhubarb, which thrives in the local geological conditions.

After leaving St. Margarets Bus Station, we travelled Northwards, stopping at Tibshelf Services, where I was able to stoke up with a good breakfast.

We then moved into Yorkshire, and made a stop at Overton, for a look at the splendid National Coal Mining Museum.

Then it was on to Langsett, where there is a picnic area beside a lovely reservoir. I had a nice ice cream, but had to take my life into my hands crossing the road, as the local authority seem to feel there is no need for any sort of pedestrian crossing.

On the way back, we stopped at the attractive spa town of Buxton.

And as always, I had a good day.