Askrigg

The Little White Bus in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

The Little White Bus in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

My friend Wanda and I thought we’d have an adventure and catch the Little White Bus to Askrigg and then on to Hawes. Wanda, from sunny Scarborough, has stayed in our holiday cottages before and felt like a trip up the dale. So having studied the timetable off we went from West Burton village shop at precisely 10:10. We were soon whisked to Askrigg where we alighted and first stop, not bus stop this time, was Humble Pie for coffee and cake, always excellent and we were made so welcome.

Circular walk by Addlebrough, taking in Bainbridge and Askrigg and back to Thornton Rust in Wensleydale

Circular walk by Addlebrough, taking in Bainbridge and Askrigg and back to Thornton Rust in Wensleydale

Another fantastic walk, about ten miles in all, pretty easy going for most of the way and some fabulous views across to Semer Water and the splendour of Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. Again, take your map for reference as my directions may be quite sparse but will give you a very good idea of the route we took. Stay safe, wear appropriate footwear and clothing, take snacks and water and above all, you know it, enjoy!

Humble Pie in Askrigg in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Elizabeth and Betty at Humble Pie in Askrigg

Humble Pie, where does the name come from? When I’m next in Askrigg I’ll call in and ask Elizabeth and Betty. Mother and daughter team have returned to their little shop, Elizabeth opening it first of all in 1999 when Betty was just 10 months old, closing in 2004. The building coming available once again and luckily for us all they opened in partnership in April of this year.

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.

Walking from Askrigg in a circular manner!

Walking from Askrigg in a circular manner!

What a beautiful, clear autumn day to walk from Askrigg, mid Wensleydale with our walking group, in the glorious Yorkshire Dales, a comfortable walk of about four and a half miles and mostly easy terraine. Park in Askrigg near the church, or even better, in the car park as you leave the village towards Carperby. Set off from the cross and take the lane behind the church, West End, to Whitfield Gill.

School House in Askrigg in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

School House in Askrigg in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

School House in Askrigg has long been a popular cottage on our books with the present property owners always striving to improve and update. I was asked to go and take more photos as they have now changed the linen in the double bedroom to a lovely set of blue and white perfectly in keeping with the character of the cottage. They’ve also installed a new table and chairs in the kitchen, again always in sympathy with this pretty cottage. Fresh emulsion on the walls has the cottage glistening and ready and waiting for its next holidaymakers.