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Walking on Wether Fell above Hawes in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Walking on Wether Fell above Hawes in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

The hills above Hawes in upper Wensleydale are places I’ve not really explored in all the time I’ve lived here, can’t really understand why but not for much longer I feel after a wonderful walk around Wether Fell. I joined our walking group to enjoy a different part of this amazing part of the world, for me anyway. Splendid views as we went along high above the world we seemed to be, the wind was blowing and there was soon not a cobweb to be had on our persons, totally exhilarating!

The Work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

The Work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

As mentioned in a previous email we were invited to a Supporters Lunch at the Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and as you can imagine there was a brief talk about the work of this small charity. Joanne and I, and as I’m sure perhaps a lot of you would think, that they just raise money to plant trees, this as we found out is not the case at all, find out more here https://www.ydmt.org/how-we-work.

Galphay in Nidderdale an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Galphay in Nidderdale an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Galphay is a pretty little village of about seventy houses, some clustered around the large village green. The village boasts a pub, The Galphay Inn, and village hall. You'll find The Galphay Inn a welcoming place with hand pulled real ales, a varied menu, Thursday night is steak night and various little happenings through the week. Find out more at https://www.galphayinn.com/ Annual events in the village include Open Gardens and Summer Market, village BBQ and celebrating Yorkshire Dales.

Special Treat at the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park near Grewelthorpe

Special Treat at the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park near Grewelthorpe

Joanne and I were invited to join the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust for their Supporters Lunch at the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park at The Hutts near Grewelthrope which we accepted with great pleasure. The last time I visited here was in 2011, I think, and a lot has changed since then. Our day started with more information about the work of the YDMT of which we wholeheartedly support and which some of you have very kindly donated towards over the years. Do please keep on donating to this very worthy charity.

Circular Walk from Leyburn, along The Shawl, over Lords Bridge and back to Leyburn in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Circular Walk from Leyburn, along The Shawl, over Lords Bridge and back to Leyburn in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Well, I suppose that just about sums it up, the title that is but what a really lovely walk. Start from Leyburn and follow the sign for The Shawl from Commercial Square. Follow the path along the side the children’s playing field, on through the wood, beware of the exposed tree roots, I nearly came a cropper! Keep going, ignore a footpath descending on the left following the way marker on the high path, keep going until you eventually go down hill to open fields.

Classical Concerts at St Andrew’s Church in Aysgarth

Classical Concerts at St Andrew’s Church in Aysgarth

What a truly wonderful concert the other Saturday at St Andrew’s church in Aysgarth, part of the Wensleydale Concert Series which are held every month from March to the end of September.

Lunch with the girls at the Aysgarth Falls Hotel!

Lunch with the girls at the Aysgarth Falls Hotel!

We had a very nice lunch at the Aysgarth Falls Hotel in Aysgarth, Wensleydale the other day. The hotel hasn’t been known by this name for very long as before it was always Palmer Flatt Hotel, or Palmer. Forty and fifty or so years ago it was the meeting place in the dales, if you hadn’t been to Palmer on a Saturday night you just hadn’t been out! Many romances and future partners developed here, my own included and probably still do!

And there’s more – The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 15 until 23 September 2018

And there’s more – The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 15 until 23 September 2018

If you love cheese, or even if you don’t, you’ll enjoy this event celebrating everything cheesy.

To start this wonderful event the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes will be hosting a two-day celebration of the Dales rich-cheese making heritage, with market stalls, cheese tasting, pairing and grading and cookery demonstrations on 15 and 16 September. There will also be family fun activities for you all to get stuck into.

‘Tis the season for festivals and agricultural shows in the dales!

‘Tis the season for festivals and agricultural shows in the dales!

It would seem so, 14 July saw the Hawes and District Gala, plus the Party in the Park held at Catterick Racecourse following a very successful first event in 2017, the Leyburn 1940’s weekend 21 and 22 July, Richmond Live 3 and 4 August, GeorgeFest 18 until 27 August, Leyburn Agricultural Show on 25 August and Reeth Show 27 August. Kilnsey Show 28 August and the Nidderdale Show 24 September marking the last of the year’s agricultural shows just a few of the events going on in the dales.

New onto our books, Kilderkin in Masham, perfect for two!

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We would like to introduce you to Kilderkin in Masham, the newest addition to the Country Hideaways family.

Kilderkin is a delightful ground floor apartment to sleep 2 in the area of Masham known as Welgarth. The apartment has a comfortable lounge with dining area complete with smart TV and bluetooth radio, cosy bedroom, fully tiled shower room and well-equipped kitchen.

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