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08/05/22

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…

 
14/04/22

The Dawn Chorus!

Did you know that there is a Dawn Chorus Day? I had no idea and this year it’s on Sunday 1 May 2022. The dawn chorus is always the male…

 
02/01/22

Walking to Mill Gill Force and beyond in Askrigg in beautiful Wensleydale

It was one of those days when you didn’t really want to venture out of the house and to top it all it started raining just as I was leaving.…

 
31/10/21

Masham, past the Marfield Wetlands, Fearby, Six Dales Trail and back to Masham

On a truly beautiful October morning a little group of us set off to do a circular walk from Masham. Easy going walking, about eight miles, and the enticement of…

 
08/09/21

Find your way around with OS Maps on foot, cycling, riding….

For a while now I’ve felt I should be talking about OS Maps for digital devices. I’m sure quite a few of you will have already experienced this invaluable tool…

 
26/07/21

An easy day in Northallerton, North Yorkshire’s County Town

A friend and I met in Northallerton as she mentioned she had never really been and was interested to have a stroll round. She came on the train so I…

 
25/05/21

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…

 
06/02/21

The Yorkshire Dales National Park voted best in Europe!

So now it must be official, what we’ve known all along that the Yorkshire Dales National Park is the best, the best in Europe that is and eleventh in the world as voted by users of Tripadvisor. Quite an accolade but how could it not be so?

 
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.

 
09/01/20

When is a hamlet a village and the other way round?

I thought I might mention some of the tiny settlements in the dale and felt I had a good idea as to the difference between a hamlet and a village, i.e. the number of inhabitants or houses there but interestingly there is more to it.

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