The Wonders of Wharfedale: 4 Favourite Walks

Wharfedale is made up of every single thing that springs to mind when you ask someone to describe the Yorkshire Dales. Tumbledown barns, haphazard meadows, fluffy cows, burbling brooks and picture-postcard villages. And don’t even get me started on the panoramic views waiting around every corner. Wharfedale is a roulette of big skies and rollingContinue reading “The Wonders of Wharfedale: 4 Favourite Walks”

The Magic of Malhamdale

Malham. The ultimate honeypot of the Yorkshire Dales, it draws visitors in their hundreds, both locals and tourists alike. And for good reason! Malham Cove towers above visitors providing a dramatic backdrop where walkers can spot peregrine falcons diving in front of the cliffs. Rock climbers are also drawn to the challenge offered by theContinue reading “The Magic of Malhamdale”

5 Short Walks in the North York Moors

We are definitely guilty of not giving the North York Moors the attention they deserve. As the Yorkshire Dales are practically on our doorstep, we have slightly neglected the wonderful walking opportunities in the Moors, something which we have started to rectify in the last few months! The best time to visit the Moors isContinue reading “5 Short Walks in the North York Moors”

Super Swaledale: 6 Walks for the Uninitiated

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I bang on about Swaledale all the time. I am 100% guilty and completely unapologetic! Swaledale is my absolute favourite part of the Dales. It is more rugged than the ever-so-slightly manicured Wensleydale to the South, and much quieter than the tourist hotspots of Malhamdale and Ribblesdale.Continue reading “Super Swaledale: 6 Walks for the Uninitiated”

The Yorkshire Three Peaks

Every year thousands of people drive up and down the country to complete the ‘Three Peaks’ challenge of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon. But did you know that Yorkshire has its own version? And to celebrate Yorkshire Day I thought today would be the perfect time to post about it. According to manyContinue reading “The Yorkshire Three Peaks”

Nunnington Hall

I took a much needed day off last week and we did a half-day trip to Nunnington Hall in Ryedale. Nunnington Hall is one of the nicest National Trust properties in Yorkshire and I have visited every year since we moved here. Surprisingly it does not seem to be as popular as Beningbrough Hall whichContinue reading “Nunnington Hall”

Towton Battlefield

Towton is a small village in the Selby District of North Yorkshire. It is charming and quaint and few people driving through the village along the A162 would guess that Towton is the site of possibly the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil. We had never walked in Selby before, as it is generallyContinue reading “Towton Battlefield”