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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…

 
29/03/22

Beautiful circular walk from west burton to aysgarth falls in wensleydale in the yorkshire dales

Seems a while since I’ve walked to Aysgarth Falls from home and it’s such a lovely walk whatever time of year. Stunning views, the beautiful Aysgarth Falls, stately St Andrew’s…

 
13/06/21

A BEAUTIFUL LINEAR WALK FROM WEST BURTON TO BUCKDEN VIA BUCKDEN PIKE

On yet another beautiful day we set off to scale the heights of Buckden Pike. This was to be a linear walk from West Burton to Buckden and Geoff, my…

 
30/01/21

A beautiful walk from West Burton into Bishopdale, not to be missed!

Yes, we are in lockdown but the Yorkshire Dales are still here waiting for you whenever you’re ready and able to return. January 2021 hasn’t been the best of months weather wise, it is winter after all, or has it just seemed so because of the situation we are all in. However on a good, clear, very still day with the ground hard and crunchy under foot I set off in the direction of Bishopdale.

 
30/05/20

The Advent of Summer in the glorious Yorkshire dales

The house martins arrived in Wensleydale during the first week in May, it may have been late April, at least we thought they had but it was a false alarm. The migrants we saw were not for us, merely passers-by having a short rest before continuing further north.

 
02/05/20

Poem written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Mara

To start the month of May thought perhaps we could ponder a little more on our situation but also remember what has happened before. Came across this poem written in 1869, which was reprinted during the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1919, and written by Kathleen O’Mara.

 
29/03/20

Sunday 29th March 2020 in the Yorkshire Dales

I know you’ve probably heard it said before but, yes, what strange times we’re living in although looking from the house on Lower Back Nook in West Burton you would really not think anything different was going on in the world.

 
12/01/20

A walk from West Burton of bridges, valleys, a couple of villages and stunning views

On a very windy January morning I set off from home in West Burton, didn’t really know where I felt like walking but in the end had a walk with stunning views, easy valleys, a couple of villages and survived the wind! About five miles depending on detours.

 
23/12/19

Here’s wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Here’s wishing you all very happy Christmas and a great New Year celebration. What will 2020 bring? Exciting times? Perhaps, perhaps not! But whatever, the dales are always here for you to enjoy with a warm welcome.

 
02/10/19

West Burton, Thoralby, Bishopdale, Aysgarth and home in a circular manner

If you're looking for a longer walk, then set off from West Burton, about nine and a half miles, or a shorter one, set off from Thoralby. Please do make sure you plan your route on the map before hand and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Always take a drink and a snack, if not lunch, with you.

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