Something For the Long Weekend: Holiday in Yorkshire? The Wolds are Weird!
Just in time for the holiday weekend and the start of the summer… here’s a handy new – and unusual – travel guide to part of Yorkshire. By Insider editor Charles Christian, it looks at the area known as the Yorkshire Wolds and, for the first time, all the strange and mysterious events that have taken place there are pulled together to reveal to the world the secrets of the Wold Newton Triangle – where fact is even weirder than fiction.
A travel guide to Yorkshire’s Weird Wolds: The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle by Charles Christian is available on Amazon Kindle as an ebook for £0.99p now.
If you are fascinated by the weird, the unexplained and the bizarre, join Charles on this road trip around what he calls the Wold Newton Triangle, where rather odd events have occurred, unmatched anywhere else in Britain. ‘Hidden valleys, chalk streams and peaceful villages… a fabulous place to unwind and enjoy the English countryside at its best’ is how modern guide books describe the Yorkshire Wolds but there is also a much darker side.
Meet, amongst other oddities, werewolves, zombies, vampires, green skinned fairy folk, headless ghosts, screaming skulls, ancient warlords, miracle-working priests, very eccentric gentry, England’s oldest buildings, disappearing rivers, a good Queen and an avaricious Queen, a black skeleton, a Parkin-eating dragon, sea serpents, shape shifters, enchanted wells, giant monoliths and a grid of ley lines, as well as a surprising amounts of Quite Interesting Facts. There is even Lawrence of Arabia in there and, for enthusiasts of American naval history, Captain John Paul Jones.
The Wolds is also a place associated with some of the greatest heroes and villains of recent pulp, crime and science fiction which may, or may not, be connected to the day a giant meteorite crashed to earth in Yorkshire’s fascinating Wold Newton Triangle.
This is the first time all the strange and mysterious events have been pulled together to reveal to the world the secrets of the Wold Newton Triangle – where fact is even weirder than fiction.