18/02/20

The Fabulous annual Swaledale Festival! 23 May until 6 June 2020

The fabulous Swaledale Festival will be held this year from 23 May until 6 June.  A truly fantastic and varied programme of music, arts and walking all held in a variety of places and venues in Swaledale and Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.…

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21/10/19

Hard Banks Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, just off the A684 in between Aysgarth and Bainbridge in Wensleydale

The latest news in the glorious Yorkshire Dales is the recently opened new ice parlour! We thought we’d give it a go, we had our grandson George staying for the weekend and thought he might appreciate going and having a look too!…

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02/10/19

West Burton, Thoralby, Bishopdale, Aysgarth and home in a circular manner

Want a longer walk, then set off from West Burton, about nine and a half miles, or a shorter one, set off from Thoralby. Please do make sure you plan your route on the map before hand and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Always take a drink and a snack, if not lunch, with you.…

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06/06/19

A Day of Waterfalls in wonderful Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales

I wondered if it might be a nice idea to have a day visiting the waterfalls found in Wensleydale, you may already have bet me to it and done them, please excuse if so. There will be too many in total to visit in just one day, lots of little ones dotted on the map, tried to ‘Google’ how many but no information, so perhaps some of the main ones for starters.…

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08/05/19

Bluebells, Aysgarth Falls, Thoralby, Newbiggin, West Burton

It’s May and the time of year for bluebells and they are quite magnificent, must have been the perfect weather for them. We do have lots of places where you can wander through bluebell woods, Hackfall Wood  and Nutwith Wood near Masham, Cauldron Falls at West Burton, Freeholders Wood near Aysgarth Falls but thought it would be nice to combine a walk with bluebells, spectacular views and not too far. So…………………..…

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21/04/19

Circular Walk from West Burton, past Aysgarth Falls and St Andrew's Church

Easter Saturday and yet another glorious day, going to be even hotter than yesterday me thinks. Setting off for my usual morning walk I thought it would be nice to have a treat on the way round and stop for an ice cream at The Mill Race Tea Shop, they sell Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream, excellent choice!…

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