Ellington Firth

Last weekend the conditions were less than ideal for getting out for a walk. Storm Arwen swept across Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire, leaving thousands (including us) without power. The lights went out on Friday night and we were without electricity (and consequently heating and hot water) until just after 6pm on Sunday. SoContinue reading “Ellington Firth”

Greenhow Lead Mines from the Coldstones Cut

We drive past the Coldstones Cut all the time on our way to walk in the Dales. A huge sculpture of a ram’s horns which can be explored on foot, I’d never stopped here, so when Sam suggested that we start a walk from here I was excited to look around. The walk we didContinue reading “Greenhow Lead Mines from the Coldstones Cut”

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”

If You Go Down to the Woods Today: 5 Woodland Walks in North Yorkshire

There’s something magical about the woods at any time of year. The first buds of new life in Spring; the carpet of wildflowers and dappled sunbeams in Summer; the blazing riot of Autumn colours; the eerie whistle of the wind through the skeletal forests of Winter. Throughout the ever-changing seasons the woods offer a constantContinue reading “If You Go Down to the Woods Today: 5 Woodland Walks in North Yorkshire”

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”

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”