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Newby Hall near Ripon, a truly special day out for all the family

To visit Newby Hall near Ripon is to visit one of the finest Adam’s houses in Britain.  Built in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren the house was later enlarged and adapted by John Carr and subsequently Robert Adam.


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.


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.


The Little White Bus in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

My friend Wanda and I thought we’d have an adventure and catch the Little White Bus to Askrigg and then on to Hawes. Wanda, from sunny Scarborough, has stayed in our holiday cottages before and felt like a trip up the dale.


The Work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

As mentioned in a previous email we were invited to a Supporters Lunch at the Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and as you can imagine there was a brief talk about the work of this small charity.


Special Treat at the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park near Grewelthorpe

Joanne and I were invited to join the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust for their Supporters Lunch at the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park at The Hutts near Grewelthrope which we accepted with great pleasure.


Classical Concerts at St Andrew’s Church in Aysgarth

What a truly wonderful concert the other Saturday at St Andrew’s church in Aysgarth, part of the Wensleydale Concert Series which are held every month from March to the end of September. We, we went with our friends Barrie and Shirley from the amazing Cat Pottery in West Burton,


Aysgarth Falls in the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park

I can’t believe I’ve been writing a blog for so long and haven’t written about Aysgarth Falls. There might have been mention within walks on here but not specifically about the falls.


Gifts to celebrate and support the Yorkshire Dales

Christmas is nearly upon us and sometimes it can be so difficult to find that perfect present, why not buy something from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust? They are a small charity doing big things in the Yorkshire


Lime Kilns, Waterfalls, Footpaths, Villages………….

I was speaking to someone the other day, as you do, and he was telling me that his project of the moment was to try and find all the lime kilns in Swaledale, Wensleydale and Coverdale. Apparently there are hundreds and

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