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26/07/21

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…

 
30/05/21

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…

 
13/12/20

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.

 
08/10/20

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.

 
25/08/20

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.

 
31/07/20

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!

 
09/01/20

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.

 
22/06/19

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.

 
31/05/19

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,

 
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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