About Bishopdale

Bishopdale perhaps typifies our understanding of an upland, glaciated valley with its steep sides and flat bottom that was formed by great ice movements in past ages, but is now gently eroded by the lazy meandering of Bishopdale Beck, the largest tributary of the river Ure in Wensleydale.

This small valley has many outstanding natural features. Among the most spectacular are the moorland streams that leave the high fells and rush to the valley floor down wooded gills where waterfalls and deep pools have been carved into the hillside by cascading water before it slows to the relative tranquillity of Bishopdale Beck.

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08/03/20

Back in spasm so no walking!

Just over a month ago a very silly thing happened, I was bending down to pick up the vacuum cleaner and ping my back goes into spasm, didn’t even reach the thing in question! Anyone who has experienced this, and I think I’m one of many, will understand the excruciating pain and total immobility, for a while at least!…

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