Tree planting with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust in Bishopdale

Tree planting with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust in Bishopdale

What fun Joanne and I had last Saturday morning in Bishopdale, it was a free event organised by the YDMT and part of this year’s Flowers of the Dales Festival. Essential work in practical conservation and couldn’t be done without all the volunteers who come and spend some time planting native broadleaved trees in our glorious Yorkshire Dales.

Four Villages Walk from West Burton in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

St Andrew's Church in Aysgarth, Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales

Well, I hate to say it, but I’ve never done this before, been on these footpaths and through these villages many, many times but never all in one walk! Set off from West Burton, you can park at the waterfall area or park on the road by the green. Whatever you do you must have a peep at the Cauldron Falls, such a pretty waterfall. Go over the packhorse bridge here, known as Blue Bridge and make your way up the steps and follow sign to Barrack Wood. Pause in the wood awhile to see what wild flowers you can find and gaze on the views across to Bolton Castle and to Carperby.

West Burton in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

West Burton in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

I wondered if perhaps it might be a good idea to focus on individual villages in the Yorkshire Dales and venturing further to Nidderdale even and look more closely as to what each has, a bit of history (if possible!) maybe even some statistics! Might take a little research but should be possible.

Walking along Eastfield Lane from West Burton to Thoralby

Walking along Eastfield Lane in between West Burton and Thoralby

A wonderful February day, too good to miss not walking out. An easy walk, just for an hour, setting off from West Burton to Eshington Bridge and along Eastfield Lane, known locally as Spickles Lane, to come out at Thoralby. Here you can go down Goose Lane and over the little footbridge and return walking on the road or take a longer route, not a lot further, and walk to Newbiggin in Bishopdale and return across the fields. Wonderful views at every step and back in plenty of time for tea!

Last of the sun after another glorious winters day......

Last of the sun after another glorious day......

Last of the winter sun for today in the Yorkshire Dales looking towards Penhill from Bishopdale, after a sky high and blue. Still, quiet and calm and bit warmer than yesterday but always glorious!

Walking in Bishopdale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Walking in Bishopdale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales, looking towards Thumpton Gill from Spickles Lane

Today, August Bank Holiday Monday, you couldn't wish for a more perfect day in the wondrous Yorkshire Dales. We decided to walk from West Burton to Thoralby, along Goose Lane, turn right and walk along Spickles Lane (as known to the locals, Eastfield Lane on the map) come out at Eshington Bridge and back through the fields to West Burton, just over two and half miles easy going. Although you are walking in the flat valley there are wonderful views as you go along, take time to gaze, take some photos, just breathe!

The Glorious Yorkshire Dales!

The Glorious Yorkshire Dales!

The ever changing glorious Yorkshire Dales. Early evening in August looking towards Bishopdale. Come and join us, stay in one of our lovely holiday cottages and experience this wonderful part of the world for yourselves, call 01969 663559 or book online.

Blues skies over the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Blues skies over the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Wonderfully blue skies over the Yorkshire Dales, a great day to be out and enjoying this glorious part of the world. Not here, want to book? Enter possible dates on our Home page and you'll be come up with lots of ideas!

10% discount at The Rookery in Bishopdale, sleeps 10 people

The Rookery in Bishopdale stunning property in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Why not get away with family and friends for a peaceful break away at this fantastic property to sleep ten people and with a special offer of 10% discount until 25 March 2016 it would seem to be the perfect time. Set in it's own grounds, The Rookery, a Four Star Gold Award luxury property, offers the perfect solution for a large party who just want some time together in wonderful surroundings.

The Glorious Yorkshire Dales!

Bishopdale in the Yorkshire Dales

There's no getting away from it the Yorkshire Dales are truly glorious! Footpaths to explore, still finding some we haven't walked after forty years! Waterfalls seemingly everywhere; pretty villages; small interesting market towns; artisan shops to wander round, views to behold and catch your breath, should we say more? Come and join us and experience this wondrous place for yourselves, for ideas just enter your dates and click on 'Search' and find your perfect hideaway for a while.