Blog Posts - Yorkshire Dales



A Country Bus Journey Through the Yorkshire Dales

This is an utterly relaxing and breathtaking two hour journey through the Yorkshire Dales, a landscape as beautiful as any on earth.  There is no narration in this documentary, just some occasional text to explain some of the sights along the wa...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Aug 30, 2016

Early walk to Pen-y-Ghent

A last minute decision saw me packing the sleeping, some nibbles and Tilley into the van. We drove up to Pen-y-Ghent in the Yorkshire Dales just as the sun was setting. I found a wild camping spot with the view of one of the three peaks. While I enjo...
by woollypigs on May 23, 2016

What I wore: Spring Style In The Yorkshire Countryside

Spring has sprung and when the sun shines there's literally no greater place than the Yorkshire countryside! Beautiful, lush...magical even! This is where our heart lies... The post What I wore: Spring Style In The Yorkshire Countryside appeared firs...
by Mummy's Got Style on Apr 15, 2016

Mine hunting

Went for a wee little walk with the “Cotswold’s”. I had found the walk on the ViewRanger GPS app – Grassington Walk. We meet up in “downtown” Grassington, it was windy but it looked like this rain would stay away &...
by woollypigs on Mar 1, 2016

Sunday Lunch at the Refectory Kitchen and Terrace at the Royal York Hotel

Sunday saw us wrap up warm from the the bitter 2 degree cold, and scoot off to nearby York for Sunday lunch at the newly opened Refectory Kitchen and Terrace in the Royal York Hotel. Read more...
by Honest Mum on Nov 24, 2015

Brilliant Blog Posts 16th July 2015

It's that time of the week again folks (the hottest link party in town, right)- and as I write this latest #brilliantblogposts I'm sat on the train back from a whirlwind day in London of press shows, meetings and girly fun with my Mum. Phew! Rea...
by Honest Mum on Jul 15, 2015

A Weekend in Muker in the Yorkshire Dales

It was my Dad, George's birthday on Friday so I wanted to arrange something a little bit special for the big man this weekend, and Gorgeous Cottages were just the company to call. Read more...
by Honest Mum on Jul 15, 2015

A Perfect Family Picnic in Bolton Abbey

Now summer is nearing it's hopefully gloriously hot head, I'm plotting picnics in the sunshine, ice lollies in the paddling pool, football in the park, barbecues and alfresco summer parties : super fun times for my little family, retracing my own hap...
by Honest Mum on Jun 15, 2015

Wharfedale New Year

Although published here in August this item was mostly written back in January. As it was sitting here almost finished I decided to publish it now to revive the Around England site in spite of the long delay. Our New Year outing into Wharfedale actua...
by Around-England on Aug 8, 2014

National Park Extensions? Please, Not Yet!

Hearings on the proposed extensions of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks start today. I wrote most of the following on my person Facebook account earlier this morning and then thought I should put it here too, even though I’m...
by Around-England on Jun 4, 2013

Across the North – October 2012 [1]

One, if not the, major theme in the Northern news in recent weeks has been flooding. My schoolboy geography lessons told me that the east of the country was drier than the west because the clouds from the Atlantic dropped most of their rain on the La...
by Around-England on Oct 2, 2012

Across the North – September 2012

Easier Access to the North Yorkshire Dales Having had to negotiate my way through Bedale on a number of occasions in recent months I must say that a bypass is welcome news.  Of course, new developments like this are never without their challenge...
by Around-England on Sep 19, 2012

The UK’s great green breaks

Save the planet – and the budget – with great green country breaks. Discover where to pedal or paddle, sail or hike, or snuggle up in a yurt or eco-cabin. TRADE WORK FOR FOOD Across the UK Ever gazed at a field from a train and felt you’d like...
by Ok-Woman.com on Jun 1, 2012

Richmond Castle and the River Swale

Having driven over the A66 from Cumbria last Saturday we decided to stop off by the River Swale at Richmond before heading down the A1 to Nottinghamshire. It was a gloriously sunny afternoon, and I hope this selection of four of my photographs give s...
by Around-England on May 29, 2012

Walking The Pennine Way

The Pennine Way, which follows the backbone of England from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders, is Britain’s first and best-known National Trail. It is also the toughest and the most satisfying to realize. The ke...
by HealthyU on May 13, 2012

National Park Extensions – Consultation Ending

I spent this morning away from the usual Friday morning work on my web sites to put the finishing touches to a submission to the Secretary of State for the Environment and send it off by email. Today is the final day to say whether you approve or dis...
by Around-England on Mar 16, 2012

Westmorland and National Park Expansion

Google just now served me a link to an LDNPA document, dated today, discussing alternatives for the Park authority’s position on the extension of national park boundaries, and in particular the proposal from Natural England that substantial par...
by Around-England on Feb 22, 2012

Five of the Best Restaurants in York

Guest Post The city of York has become an extremely popular tourist destination for British and international travellers. With a heritage that dates back to Roman, Viking and medieval times, there is so much history to enjoy. You can visit the city&#...
by Travel Feeder on Feb 21, 2012

Sketch from the middle of nowhere

Large version: Inspired from my study of King’s Cross (Scroll down) I thought I would draw something from life which is the complete opposite. It doesn’t get any further away from the chaos of the city than from the middle of the Yorkshi...


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