Monday, 20 October 2014

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Glorious Indian Summer

Haven't we had a most amazing Indian Summer?
Lucky lucky lucky. 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Reeth Show Today.

The rain held off for today's very successful Reeth show.  A great day out for all the family.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Happy Yorkshire Day! 1st August

 Celebrate with a Yorkshire Pudding and a Quiz!

HOW well do you know God’s Own Country? (Yes, that’s the correct phrase: country, not county.)

August 1 is Yorkshire Day - so we’ve culled a list of 25 things Yorkshire: how many can you cross off your ‘How do’ list? The more you score, the more Yorkshire you are!
1. You cheered on the Tour de France. (New for 2014.)
2. You greet people by saying “now then”.
3. You call people ‘love’, irrespective of gender.
4. You call a snicket by its proper name - a ginnel.
5. You’ve watched Yorkshire play cricket at Headingley or Scarborough.
6. You’ve eaten fish and chips on Whitby pier.
7. You’ve taken tea at Betty’s in Ilkley, Harrogate, York or Northallerton.
8. You’ve seen the Emley Moor TV mast. (From your window doesn’t count.)
9. You’ve visited Jorvik Viking Centre in York.
10. You’ve climbed or walked the steps to the top of Malham Cove.
11. You’ve staggered between pubs on the York Micklegate Run.
12. You’ve strolled along York’s city walls.
13. You can say where the Yorkshire Wolds are.
14. You’ve been to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
15. You’ve camped in the Yorkshire Dales.
16. You’ve explored the North York Moors.
17. You knew that Yorkshire (actually, North Yorkshire alone) is the only county with two National Parks.
18. You’ve walked down the steps to Robin Hood’s Bay.
19. You’ve climbed the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey.
20. You’ve visited Skipton Castle.
21. You insist on drinking only genuine Yorkshire Tea.
22. You eat Sheffield Henderson’s Relish.
23. You like Wensleydale cheese with cake.
24. You know where the Hole of Horcum is.
25. You’ve walked the length of Marine Drive between Scarborough’s North and South Bays.

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Tour De France comes to Yorkshire

There were more cyclists than sheep in the Dale today, riding the roads which the elite cyclists will be racing along tomorrow as they set off from Leeds.  We will be watching all the action on ITV and then getting ourselves into position to watch the peleton flash past!
There is bunting in every village and lots of creative decorations, as well as yellow bicycles.  In Reeth there are crash barriers on the green.
Loos and catering trailers are dotted all over and there have never been so many tents and camper vans in the Dale before. 
We are very excited to be here to experience the Tour de France- Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire.  Keeping fingers crossed for the weather but the forecast looks good.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Dales Festival of Food and Drink 2014

The Dales Festival of Food and Drink is held annually in Leyburn, Wensleydale, and is a 3 day festival of local produce that you can try and buy.

It took place last weekend (3, 4 and 5th May) and was again very popular.

In the Richard Whiteley Pavilion was author Gervase Phinn, author, and Gary Verity, CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire speaking on the Tour de France Grand Depart coming through Leyburn in July as well as writer Neil Hanson, author of ‘The Inn at the Top’with his tales of life running the highest pub in Britain.

The beer Tent was run by Daleside Brewery who served a selection of real ales and ciders from local producers. Corks and Cases from Masham  hosted the wine bar.

Put the date firmly in your diary for next year!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

First Motorbike at Laykin

We were delighted that Laykin is accessible to motorbikes.  We weren't sure but our friend Mattie managed it fine!  It was a glorious day in the Dales and perfect for motorbiking.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter time

It's been great weather all week, and the Dales are looking lovely.  Lots of lambs and flowers everywhere.