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26/03/19

Coverbridge to Coverbridge in Wensleydale in a circular manner

Our little walking group set off on a beautiful March morning, the birds were determined to sing above our chatter and it wasn’t long before the early morning clouds disappeared and we were stripping off the layers, it was nearly hot even! A walk of many contrasts, about ten miles, with sensational views towards the North York Moors and into Wensleydale, a few villages to explore, moorland, lush pastureland and the river Ure almost constantly in sight.…

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20/03/19

Aysgarth in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

A small linear village sitting along side the A684 midway between Hawes and Leyburn. The village may be small but well worth a visit as there are the magnificent Aysgarth Falls to see, a stroll round the majestic church of St Andrews, an Edwardian Rock Garden and various cafes and pubs.…

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12/03/19

The Georgian Theatre Experience at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

Joanne and I were invited to the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond for a look behind the scenes! Literally! We arrived on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, along with others, and thoroughly enjoyed an interesting and informative hour or so led by our volunteer guide.…

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12/03/19

Tree planting with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust in Bishopdale

What fun Joanne and I had last Saturday morning in Bishopdale, it was a free event organised by the YDMT and part of this year’s Flowers of the Dales Festival. Essential work in practical conservation and couldn’t be done without all the volunteers who come and spend some time planting native broadleaved trees in our glorious Yorkshire Dales.…

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12/03/19

Be a Ranger for the Day in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Calling all children who are eight and over! Did you know you can experience being a ranger in the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park for the day and see for yourselves just what rangers do during their working day. There are various days to choose from and various venues too! Just bring yourselves and your enthusiasm along with snacks, drink and packed lunch and probably your wellies, oh and you need to bring an adult with you also! Don’t forget!…

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12/03/19

Circular walk into Walden from West Burton in Wensleydale

A lovely walk from the Cauldron Falls in West Burton into Walden and back down via the old/now newly planted plantation. Park your car at the waterfall area or by the village green and please wear suitable clothing and good footwear as the route takes you through pasture and moorland. Always a good idea to plan your route and take the map. The walk is about seven miles, quite easy going but some inclines. Fantastic views all the way. If you’re staying at Hill Top Cottage in Walden please pick the route up at the *.…

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