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.…

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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?…

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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!…

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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!…

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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!…

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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.…

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