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26/01/21

One Day by Donna Ashworth, a beautiful poem of hope

A lovely friend of mine sent this poem to me and felt I needed to share with you, do hope you enjoy. The poem is written by Donna Ashworth and the image, One Day, is by the wonderful Charlie Mackesy, author of ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’

 
13/10/20

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.

 
08/10/20

Bedale Heritage Trail, explore Bedale like never before!

Feeling in need of some inspiration I ventured into the Masham Community Office to pick up some leaflets and found a few things I haven’t written about in the blog, one being the Bedale Heritage Trail. I knew there were some lovely old and interesting buildings in Bedale but not a trail set out to follow with information to find out about each.

 
02/10/20

Christmas is coming to Lightwater Valley. Easily found in between Masham and Ripon

Families can discover a whole host of festive fun as Christmas comes to Lightwater Valley on selected dates from Saturday, 21st November – Wednesday, 23rd December 2020.

 
15/09/20

Spooktacular Fun at Lightwater Valley

Something spooky is coming to Lightwater Valley this Half Term from Saturday, 24th – Saturday, 31st October.

 
18/07/20

Brymore Ice Cream parlour, a lovely walk on a sunny afternoon in the Yorkshire Dales

Our little family all decided to meet at Brymor Ice Cream Parlour at High Jervaulx near Masham, have a walk and then finish with one of their super ice creams. We parked at Brymor, plenty of parking and all socially spaced, donned boots and hats etc and set off for a walk just less than five miles, mostly easy going.

 
09/07/20

Saturday morning at the market in Masham in the glorious Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale AONB

It seemed an awful long time since I was last in Masham this Saturday. Geoff and I had gone down to Masham to be with Joanne and the grandchildren in our little ‘bubble’ and Joanne and I decided to have a wander up into town to have a look at the market

 
30/06/20

Thorpe Perrow Arboretum near Bedale in Lower Wensleydale

Over thirty years ago would be the is first time I visited the Arboretum at Thorpe Perrow, in my ignorance I didn’t even know what an arboretum was! It was a WI trip, an evening event, a summer evening I suppose, but remember it was cold and not at all sunny but was still very impressed with what I saw even then.

 
22/05/20

When all this is over!

Joanne and I were talking the other day of the things we were missing doing whilst we’re in lockdown and everything closed but also of things that we hadn’t done for a while here in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

 
08/04/20

Staying indoors and still having fun!

We’re into our third week now of lockdown, we're all in this together and thinking of things to pass the time fruitfully can be a bit challenging some days. Are we all getting a little bored with the usual puzzles?

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