30/05/20

The Advent of Summer in the glorious Yorkshire dales

The house martins arrived in Wensleydale during the first week in May, it may have been late April, at least we thought they had but it was a false alarm. The migrants we saw were not for us, merely passers-by having a short rest before continuing further north.…

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02/05/20

Poem written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Mara

To start the month of May thought perhaps we could ponder a little more on our situation but also remember what has happened before. Came across this poem written in 1869, which was reprinted during the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1919, and written by Kathleen O’Mara.…

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29/03/20

Sunday 29th March 2020 in the Yorkshire Dales

I know you’ve probably heard it said before but, yes, what strange times we’re living in although looking from the house on Lower Back Nook in West Burton you would really not think anything different was going on in the world.…

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12/01/20

A walk from West Burton of bridges, valleys, a couple of villages and stunning views

On a very windy January morning I set off from home in West Burton, didn’t really know where I felt like walking but in the end had a walk with stunning views, easy valleys, a couple of villages and survived the wind! About five miles depending on detours.…

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23/12/19

Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Here’s wishing you all very happy Christmas and a great New Year celebration. What will 2020 bring? Exciting times? Perhaps, perhaps not! But whatever, the dales are always here for you to enjoy with a warm welcome.…

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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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