Another Day in the Dales … revisited

Blogging challenges, Walking, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

Since the Yorkshire Dales – or other popular destinations – are understandably still not keen on receiving hordes of visitors, we’ll have another Virtual Walk, and revisit a post written in May 2014, shortly after we returned to England. It’s for Fandango’s Flashback Friday, and for Jo’s Monday walk.

ANOTHER DAY IN THE DALES

Burnsall –  Howgill –  Middle Skyrehome – Gill’s Laithe – Troller’s Gill – Appletreewick (often pronounced Aptrick locally) –  Kail Lane – and Burnsall again

What’s not to like in a walk that passes through places with such enticing names? Β It was Rosemary who led the Ripon Ramblers yesterday and she’d organised not only a splendid walk with varied Dales scenery, but a warm sunny day too. Β Here are my picture postcards from the day. Click on the images you’d like to see enlarged, or to have a slideshow.

Fandango’s Flashback Friday

Jo’s Monday Walk

61 thoughts on “Another Day in the Dales … revisited

  1. This is truly beautiful! I love drystone walls and craggy bits, and the offering of sheep and bluebells in the same shot…well, just gorgeous! Thank you very much, Margaret. Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. I love your description Jo. ‘Craggy bits’. You can’t say fairer than that. It was a fabulous walk, just as your very different ones are. You too have a great weekend, perhaps with a walk or so?

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      1. You can go off people. It’s supposed to reach the dizzy heights of 11 (11! In May!), but it feels no hotter to me than the 8 it was this morning.

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  2. Well, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my Virtual walk, Trotters Gill looks most enticing for a photograph or three! The scenery, the Gill, the old lime kiln- marvellous

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  3. What a wonderful walk – although I would expect nothing less of the Dales! Trollers Gill looks especially enticing πŸ™‚ We’ll be in the area again in August, Covid-willing – can’t wait!

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      1. We’re spending a week in Newcastle later this month and again hopefully in September, so for August we’re planning a few days in Yorkshire itself to catch up with our friends and hopefully do some exploring πŸ™‚

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  4. Wonderful photos of the County of my birth. Sorry for my absence, I am an avid reader but been having trouble with WordPress, not for the first time!

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    1. Well, we were in no way trying to set any kind of record, so with a lazy picnic included, I’m guessing about four hours. It was 7 miles or maybe a bit more.

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  5. Such beautiful and evocative photos. Growing up our whole family were fans of the original BBC’s ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. My sister and I must be part of a significant number of our generation to have been introduced to the stunning Dales watching it although I think it was mostly filmed a bit further north than these photos up Bainbridge way.

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    1. But you’re right. This part of Wharfedale and that part of Wensleydale are not so very different. All pretty delightful, especially when the sun shines, which it isn’t at the moment.

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  6. Such wonderful landscapes Margaret. Sort of like around here, but different if that makes sense. Who wouldn’t want to walk to Trollers Gill and see the sheep and bluebells? And such delightful names. Though I have to say that you were certainly fortunate with the weather. How long is this walk then? And how difficult?

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    1. It’s not difficult. A bit of an uphill a couple of times, and from memory, about seven and a half miles. Yes, I’ve often felt your landscape shots are nor unlike those from this area. And the weather was great that day. Decent weather’s a bit thin on the ground at the moment, isn’t it?

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    1. Indeed. And where is the biggest hotspot? Bolton. And where do my elder daughter and family live? Bolton. Where is another hotspot? South London. And where does my son and family live? South London. Ah well …

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  7. Thank you very much for sharing these beautiful pictures of your walk.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  8. That looks like a wonderful walk! I could imagine it’s a popular place to visit, but I understand if they don’t want hoards of people visiting just yet. Right now the rain is pouring down heavily here in London – hopefully summer will arrive soon! 😏

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    1. Once you’re up in the hills, you rarely meet anyone. But the car parks, and villages with tea shops … that’s another matter. Yup, rain here too 😦

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    1. I know! I can’t account for it. Woodland is definitely preferred, though they sometimes creep out beyond the margins. But here, trees were few and far between.

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    1. Well, did you know that God was spotted walking in the Dales during Lockdown? When challenged, he replied that he was working from home …. I expect he likes the solitary trees – I do too.

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