East Witton & Jervaulx Abbey

There is nothing better than a crisp winter walk with blue skies and a carpet of frost cloaking the grass underfoot. Add in a dash of local history and you can’t get much better for a Sunday afternoon stroll! Jervaulx Abbey in Wensleydale is one of many ruined abbeys in North Yorkshire, harking back toContinue reading “East Witton & Jervaulx Abbey”

Hardraw Force

I mentioned in my blog about Wensleydale a few weeks ago that nowhere in the Yorkshire Dales is more abundant with waterfalls (or that’s how it feels to me at least!). My original intention was to write a blog post featuring some of the most impressive, however, having had a few weeks to think aboutContinue reading “Hardraw Force”

The Old Man of Coniston

On Christmas Eve we thought there was no way better to get into the festive spirit than ticking a few more Wainwrights off our list. We therefore jumped in the car and decided to do a circular walk to bag another four or five summits – no better way to earn a guilt free ChristmasContinue reading “The Old Man of Coniston”

Dufton Pike – Discovering the Eden Valley

“To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.” Milan Kundera Nowhere is this more true than in the aptly named Eden Valley. Skirting the Lake District National Park, the Eden Valley is home to aContinue reading “Dufton Pike – Discovering the Eden Valley”

Fremington Edge

Fremington Edge, or ‘Fermenting Pike’ as it was once mistakenly called by a friend of ours, is a five kilometre limestone escarpment which dominates the landscape to the north of Reeth. This dramatic swathe of scree and rock is littered with relics of the area’s mining history, with old shafts and openings sprinkled haphazardly alongContinue reading “Fremington Edge”

Grimwith Reservoir: It’s Not So Grim Up North

As I write this blog we should be travelling up to Tomintoul to spend the week over New Year exploring in the Cairngorms. Alas, like many people our plans have been scuppered by Covid, but we are taking this as an opportunity to explore lots of new walks closer to home, as well as re-visitingContinue reading “Grimwith Reservoir: It’s Not So Grim Up North”

The Druid’s Temple & Masham Moor

Given the rather unpredictable nature of the weather forecast this weekend we didn’t stray too far from home. We ventured over to Masham for a slightly longer than usual walk to make the most of the December sunshine – and what a Christmas cracker of a walk it was! It had it all: blue skiesContinue reading “The Druid’s Temple & Masham Moor”