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Boozy Flowers of the Dales

Flowers can make fine wines. Try Dandelion or Elderberry flowers for starters. My preferred beverage is Nettle beer (if real ale is not available of course). If you do not want to grow and brew your own then why not … Continue reading

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Dales Barns Survival

Not all the wonderful barns of the Yorkshire Dales have been converted in to holiday lets or cottage homes. These distinctive, rustic almost run-down but utilitarian structures still abound. Originally erected in 18th and 19th centuries many of these barns … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Influences Authors

Riveaux Abbey DSCF0011 by ¬¨nick CC BY-NC 2.0 J R R Tolkien was inspired by the Dales limestone landscape to write the Lord of the Rings after visiting in the 1940’s. Does his fictional Middle Earth look like Malhamdale? A … Continue reading

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Site for Sore Eyes Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales National Park was established in 1954, and covers an area of 1, 680 square miles straddling the central Pennines through to Cumbria. It is 50 miles north east of Manchester; Leeds and Bradford lie to the south, … Continue reading

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Geology – Ground Zero Start of the Yorkshire Dales

Geology Base Camp Most of the Yorkshire Dales gets it appeal from carboniferous formations resting on a platform of ancient hard rock called the Askrigg Block. Some old rock formed from originally molten granite can be seen in the river … Continue reading

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Rylstone for Local History, Walks & Calendars Girls

St Peter’s church in Rylstone stands above the village made famous in recent times by the Alternative Womens Institute calendar. As the church and graveyard can testify there has been a vibrant community in the locality for many centuries. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Dry Stone Wall Pictures

Dry Stone Walls above Malham Dry stone wall near Burnsall

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Yorkshire’s Top Twelve Bird Watching Sites

John R Mather ( ‘Where to watch Birds in Yorkshire & Humberside‘) has compiled a list of 156¬† Yorkshire sites from which I have selected a personal favourites list or top dozen. To make it a bakers dozen please comment … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Yorkshire Dales

The Beauty of the Yorkshire Dales from Malham Cove. The craggy limestone pavement at top of Malham Cove. Foreboding clouds in the background heigten the atmosphere, but, the sun manages to come through photos by Tricky (flickr)  

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Gargrave North Yorkshire

Canal running past Gargrave. Gargrave is a great little village on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales. It is a convenient starting point for walkers and cyclists. It is 2 miles west of Skipton bisected by the busy A65. There … Continue reading

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