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New onto our books, Kilderkin in Masham, perfect for two!

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We would like to introduce you to Kilderkin in Masham, the newest addition to the Country Hideaways family.

Kilderkin is a delightful ground floor apartment to sleep 2 in the area of Masham known as Welgarth. The apartment has a comfortable lounge with dining area complete with smart TV and bluetooth radio, cosy bedroom, fully tiled shower room and well-equipped kitchen.

The Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate 10 until 12 July 2018

The Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate 10 until 12 July 2018

The Great Yorkshire Show has been held in Harrogate annually since 1838 making this year’s the 160th. No wonder it’s such a popular and long standing event with over 1200 trade stands and 2000 competitions, enough to keep anyone amused for three days or more! The finest livestock are brought here to be judged including cattle, sheep, pigs and pigeons. If you’re into tractors and agricultural machinery you won’t be disappointed, this is where the latest state of the are machinery is showcased and displayed.

Leyburn 1940’s Weekend - 21 and 22 July 2018

Leyburn 1940’s Weekend - 21 and 22 July 2018

We’re all getting very excited about the next annual event coming up in Leyburn, Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales on 21 and 22 July 2018 which is the Leyburn 1940’s Weekend! Held in the market place, Thornborough Hall and throughout the town, there’ll be fun, laughter, music, singing, dancing, stalls, military vehicles, vintage cars, farm machinery. This annual event, now in its 11th year, is not only a great day out but educational too and an important reminder of what happened in late 30’s and 40’s.

Remember to visit Bedale whilst you’re here in the Yorkshire Dales

Remember to visit Bedale whilst you’re here in the Yorkshire Dales

Bedale a lovely Georgian market town with cobbled setts and interesting architecture. There are independent shops, walks along the river, bowling green, small museum at Bedale Hall, a park, golf course, and St Gregory’s, a very beautiful church. Market day is Tuesday so make a date!

Looking for somewhere to stay in Masham?

Looking for somewhere to stay in Masham? Badgers Holt just one of our lovely cottages

If you haven't visited Masham before you don't know what you're missing and if you have maybe it's time you returned for another visit! We have 8 properties in Masham (soon to be 9) ranging in size from 1 bedroom apartments sleeping 2, to 4 bedroom houses sleeping 6 and some welcome dogs too.

The Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton, Wensleydale plus Complimentary glass of Fizz!

The Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton, Wensleydale plus Complimentary glass of Fizz!

What a lovely lunch we had at The Wensleydale Heifer the other day. Delicious food, friendly, helpful staff and great surroundings with the bar, the snug, the bistro and, for a more formal meal, the restaurant, with each having their own different atmosphere where you can enjoy your meal. The menu was so extensive we had difficulty choosing although, for us, time was short so we plumped for soup with crusty bread and we were not disappointed. If you have time, as you will when on holiday, why not walk afterwards or before your meal.

Dales Festival of Food & Drink 2018 Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June!

Dales Festival of Food & Drink 2018 Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June!

Did you know that since 2002 the Dales Festival of Food and Drink held in Leyburn has generated surplus funds of over £154,000 which has been distributed to local community organisations around the dales. Organised by the Leyburn & Mid-Wensleydale Partnership Ltd we can say a large thank you to them and also for all their hard work in making this event such a superb and varied affair along with the support of local businesses in and around Leyburn, volunteers and members of the Partnership itself.

Circular walk from Helwith Bridge and up Pen-y-Ghent in Ribblesdale

Circular walk from Helwith Bridge and up Pen-y-Ghent in Ribblesdale

Since the weather has changed to being more spring like I’m really getting some walking done, which is great seeing as how our National Three Peaks Challenge seems to be fast approaching! This time it was Pen-y-Ghent. I’ve walked Pen-y-Ghent before quite a few years ago now from Foxup, over Plover Hill and down the crag on Pen-y-Ghent. This time it was decided to set off from Helwith Bridge so quite a different walk from before.

Circular walk to Buckden Pike in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales

Circular walk to Buckden Pike in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales

Another great walk, with simply sensational views, and again it’s a walk I’ve never ventured on before, about nine and a half miles the way we went. Please do take your map for reference, OL30, and remember that even if it’s lovely and warm in the valley bottom it may be freezing cold when you reach the top. We seemed to be going the opposite way to everyone else so you can choose which way to go round. We parked in Buckden Yorkshire Dales National Park car park, parking charge here £4.50 for the day and set off on a stunning spring morning along the Dales Way to Starbotton.

Walk from Ribblehead Viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales, venturing up Whernside and back

Walk from Ribblehead Viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales, venturing up Whernside and back

Walking up Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales was definitely a first for me. A small group of us set off to scale the heights in early spring on quite a windy day with occasional low cloud covering the tops which just as soon appeared disappeared again. The path was well made up with plenty of sign posts, and large flag stones to walk on for part of the way. We went in an anti-clockwise direction, an easier route, but for a more challenging walk do it the other way round. Just over eight miles start to finish with superb views every step of the way.

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