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August 8, 2018

It's difficult to believe that it is nearly show time again. After the vintage car rallys and the 1940s weekend, the show ground is set to reclaim itself for its intended purpose this September.  Here's a look back over previous years to get us in the mood.

October 13, 2017

​Just a fifteen minute drive Up Dale from River View Pateley, Middlesmoor is a world away. Looking down the valley at Gouthwaite and the rolling hills is breathtakingly beautiful. Turn around and the eyes can drink in the apparent wilderness of the kind of moorland tha...

June 29, 2017

No, we don't mean "hawt" like the social media term for attractive, we mean the type of heat that reminds you of the underworld. 

Toft Gate Lime Kiln, just next to the outdoor sculpture installation Coldstones Cut, is a fairly benign place these days. The grass has grow...

June 15, 2017

 All the fun of the fair without huge crowds! We could not have wished for better luck when we visited Lightwater Valley during half term.

A stroll around grassy parkland shaded in part by cedar trees took us to pirate land, angry birds, an old fashioned fairground, mi...

June 1, 2017

There is definitely something other-worldly about a visit to Stump Cross Caverns.  Driving up onto the moorland, we entered what seemed like a different dimension: misty and cool after the clear of the valley.  

Beneath the ground, the children could not help...

May 24, 2017

The wind always blows on the 500m walk up to Coldstones Cut. The carpark is nestled into the hillside, in a place you can still hear the birdsong as various species of bird chase each other through the grazing sheep. 

But as you climb higher, you hear the rush of air ov...

January 10, 2017

Winter is a time for enjoying the night's pleasures. The Yorkshire Dales is one of England's darkest areas. On a clear night, we see thousands of stars overhead including The Milky Way. It's a pretty impressive sight just with the naked eye, but if you get a pair of bi...

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