788d – Rievaulx Abbey

3 Aug , 2017  

Rievaulx Abbey

Thursday 3rd August begins with torrential rain, but it does change to sunshine and a warm breeze. After another super veggie breakfast we check out at 10.0am (£260 in total for accommodation, food and drinks, good value), and I enjoy the drive through the Dales back to Ripon and Thirsk. After a stop off at […]

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788c – Litton to Horton walk

2 Aug , 2017  

Litton to Horton walk

Wednesday 2nd August is not good weather wise. After an excellent veggie breakfast we set off for a day of walking. We do around 16 miles in the end, setting off at 9.30am and getting back at 5.45pm, and changing our planned route a few times to take into account the weather. A light drizzle […]

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788b – Parcevall Hall Gardens

1 Aug , 2017  

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Onto a very secluded garden created by Sir William Milner in the 1920s and 1930s around a traditional 17th century Dales farmhouse. Use our HHA cards to get in for free, and apart from one other family, we have the place to ourselves. This is in part to the weather; there is a heavy cloud […]

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Country Park

788a – Brimham Rocks

1 Aug , 2017  

Brimham Rocks

Our first stop is to an area of dramatic rocky outcrops in Nidderdale. Thoroughly enjoy climbing over the rocks plus the fantastic views. Although it is very busy with families the area is large enough to absorb them. From the car park we follow a circular suggested route around taking in surprise view, cannon rocks […]

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788 – Yorkshire Dales break 2017

1 Aug , 2017  

Litton, Yorkshire Dales

A two night stay at the Queen’s Arms in Litton, a small hamlet in Littondale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We set off on Tuesday 1st August (Yorkshire Day fittingly) to travel across Yorkshire from Scarborough, via Thirsk and Ripon.

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