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”

Thruscross Reservoir

Thruscross Reservoir is a little known gem of a walk, located in the Nidderdale AONB, the less well known but equally beautiful neighbour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Nidderdale encompasses many of the aspects that make the Dales so popular: miles of footpaths, stunning views over hills and valleys and disarmingly photogenic sheep –Continue reading “Thruscross Reservoir”

Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay is a stunning fishing village perched on the North Yorkshire coast. Famous for its historic association with smugglers, it has a beautiful sandy beach, twisting cobbled streets lined with independent shops and wonderful clifftop views along the coast. I’ve been to Robin Hood’s Bay quite a few times since I moved toContinue reading “Robin Hood’s Bay”

Scar House Reservoir

Scar House is my favourite local reservoir. It is less busy than Fewston and Swinsty, there is the opportunity for dogs to go for a swim, and the scenery is more varied and changing than nearby Grimwith. You can walk around Scar House Reservoir on its own for a nice walk which is around 4Continue reading “Scar House Reservoir”

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

We have been National Trust members for the last three years and have definitely made the most of their discounted Young Person’s membership! This means we can access dog friendly days out for free wherever we are, and at home we are lucky enough to live not too far from Fountains Abbey, one of ourContinue reading “Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal”