Nidderdale AONB

Lofthouse to Scar House Reservoir in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Lofthouse to Scar House Reservoir in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

What a truly wonderful walk. Was it the weather? Was it the terrain? Was it the fantastic views? All these things made this walk quite special. It’s been years since I’ve walked in upper Nidderdale, I’d nearly forgotten how beautiful it can be. Right at the top where the lush grass changes to moorland we set off on our, albeit ten mile, walk. We parked just at the side of the road on Trapping Hill before Lofthouse, we came over from Masham, and followed the footpath to Middlesmoor and beyond.

Circular walk from Masham, venturing to Hackfall Wood, Grewelthorpe, Nutwith Common Wood and back to Masham

Circular walk from Masham, venturing to Hackfall Wood, Grewelthorpe, Nutwith Common Wood and back to Masham in Nidderdale AONB

For this walk of just over ten miles you really will need your map! OS Landranger 99. We set off on a wonderful autumnal day from Masham, easily parking our cars in the market place. Head off east past the Primary School and follow the track along the river through arable land to a path that goes off to the left. Continue along the river side until you come out onto the road, left again over the bridge and immediately over the bridge take the path to the left to take you along the river side. Keep going along here and you will eventually come to Hackfall Wood.

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.

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.

Black Dyke Band at Ripon Cathedral - Saturday 3 September 2016

Ripon Cathedral are delighted to welcome back the Black Dyke Band on Saturday 3 September after the huge success of the concert in 2014.

The Concert will start at 7:30pm and will include a interval. Tickets are available to purchase soon from the Cathedral shop, via post (+£1 Postage) and through the Cathedral website http://riponcathedral.info/event/black-dyke-band/

Just taken onto our books! Maltings, a delightful apartment to sleep two in Masham

Just taken onto our books! Delightful apartment to sleep two in Masham

READY FOR AUGUST! A delightful first floor apartment to be found in Masham. Maltings, 3 Bridge Apartments, on the northern fringes of the town is just a few minutes walk from Masham main square. The apartment is modern, stylish, light and airy. Perfect for two people with off road parking. Stay in Maltings and enjoy lovely walks, including along the riverside, from the doorstep, browsing the little artisan shops to found in Masham including crafts, galleries, antiques, there are a couple of breweries to explore and you’ll find great places to eat.

Glorious Hay Meadows in the wondrous Yorkshire Dales

Glorious Hay Meadows in the wondrous Yorkshire Dales

Now is the time to wander through (if there is a footpath, of which there are many!) these wondrous places, stay awhile and enjoy their beauty.

Easter fun at How Stean Gorge near Pateley Bridge

Easter fun at How Stean Gorge near Pateley Bridge

Fun to had for all the family over the Easter holiday at How Stean Gorge at Lofthouse in Nidderdale just 7 miles from Pateley Bridge.

Mother's Day in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Mother's Day in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Looking for the perfect treat for your Mum, why not treat her to a weekend away, or even a week away, in the glorious Yorkshire Dales or Nidderdale AONB. If you can't get away on 6 March, book something for another time, you know what they say........ anticipation is always the best part, well not always, I'm definitely sure in this case but always good to have something to look forward to. Click on the Home page and do a search to bring up our beautiful cottages or call us on 01969 663559 for friendly help and advice. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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