As Logwise Firewood is based in the heart of Yorkshire, we’re perfectly placed to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, and feel rather lucky to be surrounded by glorious countryside while we’re busy preparing our timber. There are moors that inspired the Brontë sisters, coastlines to rival any Mediterranean beach (apart from the weather maybe..!), towns, cities, and villages to suit any lifestyle and best of all, we’re the home of the humble Yorkshire pudding, which has recently been given a new lease of life as a roast dinner filled wrap by The York Roast Co, gaining national acclaim.
Covering over 11,000 square kilometres and with over 5 million people calling it theirs, Yorkshire is also home to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Hepworth Gallery – showcasing the work of Barbara Hepworth – and boasts the eclectic mix of homegrown talents of David Hockney, a Spice Girl, two members of One Direction, poet Ted Hughes, Sir Patrick Stewart and many more, proving without doubt that there’s much more to us Tykes than the archetypal flat caps and pints of bitter – and that our biggest city of Leeds well deserves to win it’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2023.
If you fancy a little time enjoying nature rather than culture vulturing, you’re in luck in Yorkshire, as greenery is something we have in abundance in God’s own County – plenty of moorland, peaks and valleys, and woodland. This is pretty handy for us at Logwise as all our timber is locally sourced before being processed into sustainable, high quality and ethically sourced firewood products right here, on the farm.
Feeling peckish? Yorkshire certainly isn’t short of somewhere to eat, from Michelin starred restaurants to arguably the best fish and chips in the world, but as we’re all about zero waste and sustainability at Logwise Firewood, (all our waste wood is used in biomass boilers to kiln dry our firewood, and we offset our carbon footprint through the replanting of natural British trees) we love The Real Junk Food Project, with 15 cafes across the County. Dismayed by the amount of food thrown away from supermarkets, the movement diverts edible food otherwise destined for the bin and transforms it into dishes that wouldn’t look out of place in top end restaurants, all on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.
North Yorkshire is where to head for all things nature, with Dalby Forest, the North York Moors and the Cleveland Way all fab days out, but one of our faves has got to be Bempton Cliffs, just over the border into the East Riding of Yorkshire near Bridlington. Here, you can hop on a boat run by RSPB and get up close and personal to puffins, gannets, seals and more!
Now, I’m off to get a Yorkshire Pudding wrap… see you there?