Ripon Cathedral in The City of Ripon
Ripon Cathedral has stood on this same sight since the mid seventh century. In 672AD St Wilfrid, then abbot of the monastery at Ripon, took the bold step of building…
Doggie Holidays in The Glorious Yorkshire dales
Does your dog enjoy going on holiday with you? If so, did you know that quite a few of our cottages welcome a dog with most accepting two? Nothing could…
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens near Ripon
Fountains Abbey and Studley Park Royal, just on the outskirts of Ripon, together make for a wonderful experience time and time again, any time of year, and every weekend from…
Jervaulx Hall Gardens in Lower Wensleydale
It was only by chance that I heard that Jervaulx Hall gardens were going to be open. It was a private opening for the Bainbridge WI and Askrigg Flower Club…
Beautiful Open Gardens in The Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale AONB
Perhaps it’s at this time of year that our thoughts turn to the beautiful Open Gardens that we have. Here in the dales, do we have more than our fair…
RIPON SANCTUARY WALK
It’s been a few years now since I heard about the Ripon Sanctuary Walk and felt it would be a lovely walk to try. And so the day came, our…
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
The Ancient Trees Walk at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal near Ripon
The day was quite grey and a little drizzly when Joanne and I set off on the Ancient Trees Walk at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal near Ripon but in no way did it spoil our enjoyment of this lovely walk. About three and half miles, including to and from the car park to St. Mary’s church, easy going and so interesting.
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.