Bainbridge

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!

The Yoredale Way, an interesting walking trail in the wondrous Yorkshire Dales

The Yoredale Way, an interesting walking trail in the wondrous Yorkshire Dales

Someone rang the other day to book a holiday, as you lovely people tend to do, in fact it was two Country Hideaways holidays, two consecutive weeks to be precise. The first week was in Lion Cottage in Bainbridge and the second at Holly Tree Cottage in East Witton.

Bainbridge in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Bainbridge in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Bainbridge in Wensleydale, just four miles east of Hawes, goes back to Roman times, and probably beyond, with traces of these times still visible with a roman fort, the outline of which can be seen even though the stones are now covered, and a track leading over Stake Fell to the high ground in Wharfedale, running for some eight miles, can be enjoyed as a bridle way. Known then as Virosidum it now gets its name from the River Bain, the shortest river in England with its source at the magnificent Semer Water.

Gorgeous new bathroom now installed in Lion Cottage!

Gorgeous new bathroom now installed in Lion Cottage!

Lion Cottage in Bainbridge in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales now has a beautiful new bathroom. With a large separate shower and roll top bath you’ll be able to luxuriate however you please after a day in the fresh air. Lion Cottage is a sweet cottage, perfect for two people, tucked away just off the Newkin in Bainbridge. Mellow pine blends with tasteful soft furnishings, cosy with a woodburning stove, original wide board floors and doors retained, and stone stairs winding up from the lounge.