An easy day in Northallerton, North Yorkshire’s County Town
A friend and I met in Northallerton as she mentioned she had never really been and was interested to have a stroll round. She came on the train so I…
THE VILLAGE OF CASTLE BOLTON IN WENSLEYDALE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES
It would seem just recently I’ve walked through Castle Bolton in Wensleydale quite a few times and felt it was perhaps time to write a little bit about the village. A…
Pateley Bridge in wondrous Nidderdale AONB, a must visit whilst you’re here!
Pateley Bridge is a small market town perched on a steep sided valley in the wonderful Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty. There has been a settlement on this site since the 12th century and very picturesquely straddles the River Nidd.
Bedale Heritage Trail, explore Bedale like never before!
Feeling in need of some inspiration I ventured into the Masham Community Office to pick up some leaflets and found a few things I haven’t written about in the blog, one being the Bedale Heritage Trail. I knew there were some lovely old and interesting buildings in Bedale but not a trail set out to follow with information to find out about each.
West Witton in glorious Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales
West Witton is a linear village perched on the lower slopes of Penhill in Wensleydale, a settlement known to have been here since Anglo Saxon times. Stone cottages, Georgian houses, a hint of Victorian, new builds all add to the mix of this vibrant little village with its thriving community.
Peaceful village of Preston under Scar near Leyburn in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales
Have you ever been to Preston under Scar? It’s not a village you would go through as the main routes bypass the village to the north and to the south. If you haven’t been its time to take a detour and have a little look!
When is a hamlet a village and the other way round?
I thought I might mention some of the tiny settlements in the dale and felt I had a good idea as to the difference between a hamlet and a village, i.e. the number of inhabitants or houses there but interestingly there is more to it.
Carperby in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales
Carperby is a pretty, linear village, stretching over half a mile, with a mix of traditional terraced and detached houses intermittently embracing the minor road as it passes between Askrigg and Redmire.
Thoralby in Bishopdale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales
Thoralby in Bishopdale is a village of about a hundred houses about a mile from Aysgarth, West Burton and Newbiggin. Nestled in the valley by Bishopdale Beck Thoralby is a pretty village with a central green,
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.