Marske & Telfit Bank

As you may know if you’ve been following this blog for a while, Swaledale is our favourite place to get out for a walk. Relatively close to home and much less crowded than places like Wensleydale and Ribblesdale, Swaledale has more than its fair share of dramatic scenery and public footpaths to lead you toContinue reading “Marske & Telfit Bank”

Preston-under-Scar

After a busy few weeks over Christmas (including a long journey up to the Cairngorms and back), we decided to have a nice easy weekend without a long drive for a walk. We also wanted a walk which was reasonably quick and easy while we were still in recovery mode! Looking online and in ourContinue reading “Preston-under-Scar”

The Head of Swaledale

Swaledale is our favourite dale. Wilder, remoter, quieter. It’s our go to choice for a local walk on a weekend. Usually we head to Reeth to walk one of the many footpaths criss-crossing the dramatic swathes of moor littered with the industrial ruins of the lead mining industry, but last weekend we ventured slightly furtherContinue reading “The Head of Swaledale”

Attermire Scar

We are just home from one of the best bank holiday weekends we’ve had in a long time. We spent three nights in Austwick on the North Yorkshire/Lancashire border, aiming to spend the weekend exploring the Forest of Bowland, after finding it almost completely deserted last August bank holiday. On our final morning, rather thanContinue reading “Attermire Scar”

Gargrave and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

The weather forecast for Bank Holiday Monday was for a beautiful sunny day, so we decided to head down to Gargrave for a nice easy stroll along the Pennine Way, before heading back along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This walk can be completed as a short circuit of about three and a half milesContinue reading “Gargrave and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal”

Keld & Kisdon Hill

Anyone who has read my blog Super Swaledale will know that Swaledale is by far my favourite of the Dales. There’s a sense of remoteness that you just don’t get anywhere else: not just on the hills and fells of the dale, but also in the tiny communities which are scattered in the far reachesContinue reading “Keld & Kisdon Hill”

Wild Boar Fell: Where the Wild Boars Aren’t

After twelve weeks of lockdown we are finally able to go a little further afield for walks and does it feel good or what! We spent a long time pondering where the best place to go would be for our first post-lockdown adventure: we wanted somewhere with great views and not many people. It’s notContinue reading “Wild Boar Fell: Where the Wild Boars Aren’t”

Aysgarth Falls and Woods

Last summer we discovered a handful of short walks which we had previously discounted for being a bit too short. However, the lifting of lockdown restrictions saw what we termed ‘hiking mania’, and we started sneaking out for quick evening strolls when the crowds had died down. This didn’t always work in some of theContinue reading “Aysgarth Falls and Woods”

A Tale of Two Waterfalls: Whitfield Force and Mill Gill

I’ve mentioned in previous blogs that Wensleydale is a veritable treasure trove of waterfalls. Some, like Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force, can be relied on to draw a steady stream of visitors. Others are tucked away in secluded corners of the national park and are only to be discovered by more intrepid wanderers. This walkContinue reading “A Tale of Two Waterfalls: Whitfield Force and Mill Gill”