It is then a short drive to Masham where we arrive in time for the 2.0pm tour of the brewery. We thoroughly enjoy the explanation by the tour guide of the history of the brewery, it having started in 1992 by Paul Theakston after parting ways with the Theakston brewery, also in Masham. The guide […]
Grinton’s church is huge for the size of the village, explained by the fact it was the only parish church for the Upper Swaledale area for 400 years and has parts remaining built by the monks of Bridlington Priory. In addition to Norman remains there is a small cell or anchorage, possibly used by a […]
Wednesday 28th March is a cloudy day. After a good breakfast and saying our farewells, we set off towards Keld (the stuck lorry having been removed at last) and a super drive through Swaledale to reach Reeth. We do just a two mile walk from the village green down to Reeth’s swing bridge (a suspension […]
Tuesday 27th March is a full day of walking in mixed weather; some drizzle, but dry spells too with sunshine, ending in torrential rain. We do a 15 mile walk starting from the inn when we follow a saturated path along Tan Gill, crossing Stonesdale beck, over Thomas Gill hill and Robert’s Seat. Following Whitsundale […]
With sunshine and some cloud but no wind, it is perfect walking conditions for this four mile walk. We don’t see anyone else on this walk which takes us from the very picturesque village along Arkle beck then into Slei Gill which has the remnants of a lead mine and the various workings plus some […]
A two night stay at the Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in Britain at 1732ft above sea level. We set off on Monday 26th March taking the northern route around the North York moors, then onto Richmond and Swaledale, turning at Reeth to go north into Arkengarthdale, stopping at Langthwaite.