Well, what a wonderful afternoon we all spent at the Scarecrow Festival in Kettlewell, Wharfedale, an annual event with all proceeds going to the Church, Village Hall, School and local projects to benefit the whole community. Totally organised, considering how many people were there, parking was easy, volunteers were so helpful, made sure we had our route sheet and quiz, places to eat along the way round. On our short journey from West Burton along the B6160 in Bishopdale to Kettlewell I asked the grandchildren if they had been to a scarecrow festival before, no, was the response so it was with a sense of great excitement we parked our car and set off following scarecrows which were pointing out the route and also a trail map just in case we should need that also which included the all important quiz, with prizes to be won every day!

What amazing efforts the village had made! Maypole Dancers, Captain Pugwash (I think he had to be my favourite!), a christening in the church, also a wedding! Choristers, a jockey and rider (they had both definitely come a ‘cropper’!), pop legends, minions, Henry VIII, Donald Trump, the list goes on and on and on! Make a date for next year, always at the same time, check out the details on their website Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

Want to stay somewhere nearby, you know who to contact! Bring the family and stay at The Rookery an amazing house to sleep 10 people in Bishopdale or try Newbiggin and West Burton. Just check availability to book online at Country Hideaways or call us on 01969 663559 for friendly help and advice from Joanne and Nadine. We’ll very much look forward to hearing from you.