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Dippers in Walden Beck, West Burton WOW!

Dippers in Walden Beck, West Burton WOW!

Thank you to Sandra for sending me this wonderful photo of the dippers in Walden Beck, just amazing. Sandra is one of our lovely property owners, Beck Side and Bridge View in West Burton, both overlooking Walden Beck, A truly magical place to stay, come and see if you can spot the dippers too!

Open Gardens and Specialist Plant Fair - Coverham Abbey, Coverdale - 30 July 2017

Open Gardens and Specialist Plant Fair - Coverham Abbey - 30 July 2017

Coming up on Sunday 30 July, 11am until 4pm, Open Gardens and Specialist Plant Fair at #CoverhamAbbey in #Coverdale in the glorious #YorkshireDales. A private garden rarely open to the public, a peaceful place with time to ponder on the knot garden, explore the wilder areas, gaze upon herbaceous borders. There will also be a plant fair featuring top specialists and growers so you won't be going home empty handed!

Askrigg, Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales

Askrigg, Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales

Askrigg is known to many still by its association with the very popular television programme All Creatures and Small. A village of many parts you could say, historic St Oswald’s seemingly placed in the centre for all to admire – you could also take a look at the new clock face! Tall, terraced buildings give an air of elegance with more traditional dales cottages sprinkled in amongst. New developments too are here too helping to keep this village a lively, living community.

Swaledale Festival 2017 comes to a close

Swaledale Festival 2017 comes to a close

So sad the Swaledale Festival for this year has come to a close, a magical two weeks of music, art exhibitions, workshops, talks and poetry held in some interesting venues and guided walks in breath taking countryside in Swaledale and Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. Famous artists and not so famous all added to an exciting and entertaining mix for us all to greatly enjoy. For me the highlight was a small intimate concert held in the Cloisters in the Gardens Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn.

Great views and an unusual find near Harmby

Great views and an unusual find near Harmby

New footpaths to walk and new sights for us to find whilst walking on this wonderful day in the Yorkshire Dales. Setting off from Leyburn walk in the direction of Bellerby and take the narrow, steep public footpath opposite Woodside. Follow a well walked path and come out onto the main road, A6108, cross over and walk to Cow Close. It seems such an elevated place here with views to the North York Moors on a clear day. Turn right and continue on the lane until you come to Harmby. The terrain is quite different with wheat and barley growing (I think I’m right with this).

Garsdale to Saltaire travelling on the Settle-Carlisle Railway Line

Garsdale to Saltaire travelling on the Settle-Carlisle Railway Line

Not often I advocate leaving the glorious Yorkshire Dales when you’re here but just had to share this wonderful day with you all, our trip to Saltaire, near Bradford, travelling on the Settle-Carlisle Railway will be a day to remember, perhaps it was the wonderful weather, perhaps the people I was with (our lovely walking group), perhaps the pretty walk along the canal side, the people we met, lunch in the impressive Salts Mill and exploring Saltaire, a World Heritage site, all these things made for a

The Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 July 2017

The Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 July 2017

The Great Yorkshire Show features the best of British farming and is England’s premier agricultural show. Held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate it gives first-hand experience of agriculture and rural life through demonstrations and exhibitions as well as a ‘not to be missed’ insight into the very latest in the agricultural industry.

Leyburn 1940's Weekend 22nd and 23rd July 2017

Leyburn in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales 1940's Weekend 22nd and 23rd July 2017

Dates for your dairy! Leyburn 1940’s Weekend coming up 22nd and 23rd July 2017. The Market Place in the centre of town becomes an arena for all things 1940s - with music, singing, dancing, stalls and all manner of vehicles: including military vehicles, farm machinery, buses, vintage cars, steam traction engines... Find out more about this fun and informative weekend at Leyburn 1940’s Weekend What’s On. Needs somewhere to stay close by then Search for a Cottage on our website.

Middleham in Wensleydale, the Yorkshire Dales

Middleham in Wensleydale

Now famous for its racehorses, although they been based here for 300 years, Middleham has been in existence since the Roman era and the castle which dominates the town, from 1190. We’ve all heard of Richard III, he became master of the castle in 1472 and it was his favourite home, having visited since 1462 learning the skills of knighthood, until 1485 when he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth.

Hard at work! West Burton village cross

Hard at work! West Burton village cross

Couldn't resist capturing these two hard at work on the village cross when walking down the green in West Burton. The village cross was originally built in 1820 and I would think has seen many changes in the inhabitants of the village, look out for the stocks on the east side, you can try them for size if you like! Follow the path that runs across the green here and see if you can find the bull ring, now disused of course but exposed as a remainder of past times.

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