THE HIDDEN MONKEY Tea Rooms overlook the square in the small market town of Malton.
Opposite are the Courtyard Gallery and J.R.Leefe & Son, ‘local books, art materials
& stationers’. We’re just taking a short coffee & crumpets break on our way to the
coast but I’d like to come back to Malton for the day to have a proper look around.
There’s plenty here to draw.
Our cottage by an old watermill lies at the end of a mile long track along the upper
fringe of Oak Wood, which covers the steep slopes of the valley of Ramsdale Beck,
south-east of the village of Robin Hood’s Bay. A spring is marked on the map and
we’re told that the tap water here is mineral water. It makes a good cup of tea.