Crackpots Mosaic Trail near Kirkby Malzeard, between Masham and Ripon, in the Nidderdale AONB
What could be nicer than walking with your daughter in wonderful countryside in the Yorkshire Dales? Not a lot, for me anyway, unless I’m walking with both my daughter and my son. Joanne and I have been talking about doing the Crackpots Mosaic Trail for a little while, others I know have walked the trail so it came recommended and we weren’t disappointed.
Circular walk from Wensley, through the park to Preston under Scar, Redmire and back along side the River Ure
On a beautiful autumn afternoon my friend Denny and I set off from Wensley Bridge at Wensley near Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales. The footpaths we were going to follow we’ve walked many times before but never really as the route we had planned.
Circular walk from Leyburn to Cover Bridge on to Middleham and back all in beautiful Wensleydale
Having walked these following footpaths many times but never in the order or at the same time it turned out to be a really super walk. No steep climbs, river side footpaths, time to explore if you wish and about eight miles or more
Circular walk from Swinton Bivouac near Masham to Leighton and Roundhill Reservoirs and back via Ilton in the Nidderdale AONB
Nidderdale AONB was our destination and our route began just over four miles from Masham. On a good autumn morning we parked and set off on our walk from Swinton Bivouac, along to Leighton and Roundhill Reservoirs, up on to the moor and back down to Ilton and returning to the bivouac for lunch.
Circular walk from Buckden on to Yockenthwaite to Cray and back to Buckden in Wharfedale
On an absolutely perfect autumn day we set off from Buckden to walk to Yockenthwaite over to Cray and back down to Buckden. About seven miles, couple of short steep climbs but otherwise quite easy going with terrific views for most of the way.
Lovely walk from Redmire to Carperby and Castle Bolton in glorious Wensledale
If you’re a regular walker in the Yorkshire Dales, in Wensleydale in particular, you’ve probably walked parts of this route, but I hope I’ve found some new footpaths, new to me anyway, that perhaps have been less trodden or the way is different to previously walked, I do hope so.
On the hunt for Six Mosaic’s on the Bartle Trail near West Witton in Wensleydale
One hot afternoon we set of in search of the Bartle Trail and six mosaics dotted on the hillside above West Witton in Wensleydale. There is an official Bartle Trail walk going up Kagram, Green Gate, Nossil End and Stony Gate but having walked that way
Pinker’s Pond, Hullo Bridge over the River Cover and Middleham all in Coverdale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales!
Last Saturday brought beautiful weather and we decided how nice it would be to meet at Pinker’s Pond, have a picnic by the tarn and then enjoy a walk into Coverdale. Our walk was just four miles long and no tricky hills.
A walk of footbridges, footpaths, moorland, woods, stunning views and the River Cover in Coverdale
A very different walk for me the other day, I’ve probably said it before but I’m amazed at how many footpaths I haven’t walked so close to home. Thinking myself as a bit a walker it can come as a bit of a shock sometimes although extremely enjoyable finding and exploring new ones.
Brymore Ice Cream parlour, a lovely walk on a sunny afternoon in the Yorkshire Dales
Our little family all decided to meet at Brymor Ice Cream Parlour at High Jervaulx near Masham, have a walk and then finish with one of their super ice creams. We parked at Brymor, plenty of parking and all socially spaced, donned boots and hats etc and set off for a walk just less than five miles, mostly easy going.