Hackfall, an ancient woodland near Masham in the Yorkshire Dales
Hackfall woods, in between Grewelthorpe and Masham, is so much more than trees, now a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) there are of course many trees, oak, beech, sycamore, limes and ash trees but go any time of year
Crackpots Mosaic Trail near Kirkby Malzeard, between Masham and Ripon, in the Nidderdale AONB
What could be nicer than walking with your daughter in wonderful countryside in the Yorkshire Dales? Not a lot, for me anyway, unless I’m walking with both my daughter and my son. Joanne and I have been talking about doing the Crackpots Mosaic Trail for a little while, others I know have walked the trail so it came recommended and we weren’t disappointed.
Circular walk from Swinton Bivouac near Masham to Leighton and Roundhill Reservoirs and back via Ilton in the Nidderdale AONB
Nidderdale AONB was our destination and our route began just over four miles from Masham. On a good autumn morning we parked and set off on our walk from Swinton Bivouac, along to Leighton and Roundhill Reservoirs, up on to the moor and back down to Ilton and returning to the bivouac for lunch.
Warren Barn, sleeps 2 to 4 plus up to two dogs near Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon
Just taken onto our books a beautifully stylish barn conversion with sensational views, quite remote but only three miles from Kirkby Malzeard and a short drive on to Ripon or Masham. Sleeps two people very comfortably