Pateley Bridge in wondrous Nidderdale AONB, a must visit whilst you’re here!
Pateley Bridge is a small market town perched on a steep sided valley in the wonderful Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty. There has been a settlement on this site since the 12th century and very picturesquely straddles the River Nidd.
Crackpots Mosaic Trail near Kirkby Malzeard, between Masham and Ripon, in the Nidderdale AONB
What could be nicer than walking with your daughter in wonderful countryside in the Yorkshire Dales? Not a lot, for me anyway, unless I’m walking with both my daughter and my son. Joanne and I have been talking about doing the Crackpots Mosaic Trail for a little while, others I know have walked the trail so it came recommended and we weren’t disappointed.
Circular walk from Wensley, through the park to Preston under Scar, Redmire and back along side the River Ure
On a beautiful autumn afternoon my friend Denny and I set off from Wensley Bridge at Wensley near Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales. The footpaths we were going to follow we’ve walked many times before but never really as the route we had planned.
Nearly out of lockdown! Just a few days to go……
We are very nearly out of our second lockdown and it’s so quiet here in the dales, we’re missing you! But just before we come out of lockdown Joanne and I would like to ask you to do a very big favour for us. It would be so helpful if you could include a photo of your holiday with us in the dales on your Facebook/Instagram page?
A BIG Thank You and a little about the Work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
Joanne and I would like to say a BIG thank you to all of you who have ‘Donated to the Dales’, our target is £1000 and we’re nearly half way there! Thank you so much, please do keep donating when you book your holiday with us, either online or over the telephone, and we’ll soon be there!
A poem for our times by Stephanie Fields ‘Let the Field Grow Back’
A friend sent this poem to me and I wondered if you might appreciate. Take the time to stand and stare there's always something to amaze. I'd like to say if only to look at the clouds but no small thing for me as they give so much pleasure!
The Joys of Autumn in the glorious Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale AONB
Every year my husband Geoff and I have a discussion about the leaves on the trees in autumn. He always maintains the leaves will be all be on the ground leaving the trees bare by Bonfire Night (sorry to remind you I know there won’t be a Bonfire Night this year) I say the leaves will still be there on the trees!
Circular walk from Leyburn to Cover Bridge on to Middleham and back all in beautiful Wensleydale
Having walked these following footpaths many times but never in the order or at the same time it turned out to be a really super walk. No steep climbs, river side footpaths, time to explore if you wish and about eight miles or more
Circular walk from Swinton Bivouac near Masham to Leighton and Roundhill Reservoirs and back via Ilton in the Nidderdale AONB
Nidderdale AONB was our destination and our route began just over four miles from Masham. On a good autumn morning we parked and set off on our walk from Swinton Bivouac, along to Leighton and Roundhill Reservoirs, up on to the moor and back down to Ilton and returning to the bivouac for lunch.
Bedale Heritage Trail, explore Bedale like never before!
Feeling in need of some inspiration I ventured into the Masham Community Office to pick up some leaflets and found a few things I haven’t written about in the blog, one being the Bedale Heritage Trail. I knew there were some lovely old and interesting buildings in Bedale but not a trail set out to follow with information to find out about each.