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08/09/21

Find your way around with OS Maps on foot, cycling, riding….

For a while now I’ve felt I should be talking about OS Maps for digital devices. I’m sure quite a few of you will have already experienced this invaluable tool…

 
30/06/21

Baler Twine? How many uses? See how many you can find in the glorious Yorkshire Dales!

Perhaps it’s a little strange for a topic for a blog but I’ve had baler twine on my mind for a few days. Ever since I came to the Yorkshire…

 
09/06/21

PL@NTNET TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY ALL THE WONDERFUL PLANTS AND WILD FLOWERS HERE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES

I’m really quite excited at the moment and have even more reason to go out walking and wandering the glorious Yorkshire Dales. Having been chatting to a friend about all…

 
28/04/21

JOANNE AND NADINE, TEAM COUNTRY HIDEAWAYS, ARE TAKING PART IN THE TOUR DE WALKSHIRE TO HELP WITH RESEARCH TO HELP MORE PEOPLE SURVIVE CANCER IN YORKSHIRE

This year with the Tour de Yorkshire cycling race postponed until 2022 there’s going to be something different happening in the month of May. Welcome to Yorkshire, who usually organise…

 
03/03/21

Take some time out to do some cloud gazing! Especially in the Yorkshire Dales

Take some time out to do some cloud gazing! No, really, they are there all time, never far away anyway, and they’re free.

 
06/02/21

The Yorkshire Dales National Park voted best in Europe!

So now it must be official, what we’ve known all along that the Yorkshire Dales National Park is the best, the best in Europe that is and eleventh in the world as voted by users of Tripadvisor. Quite an accolade but how could it not be so?

 
26/01/21

One Day by Donna Ashworth, a beautiful poem of hope

A lovely friend of mine sent this poem to me and felt I needed to share with you, do hope you enjoy. The poem is written by Donna Ashworth and the image, One Day, is by the wonderful Charlie Mackesy, author of ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’

 
21/12/20

From Darkness to Light by Leslie Annaliese, a poem for the Winter Solstice

I seem to have posted a few poems this year, perhaps it’s the times we are living in but 2021 will be better! These particular few days in December, the Winter Solstice, are always important to the Bell household as we know we are now on the way back to Spring and longer days.

 
25/11/20

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?

 
18/11/20

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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