Monday, 14 November 2011

Misty Wensleydale

 Monday 14th Nov. 2011
                      We've just arrived back from a few days up in the Yorkshire Dales. We stayed in our motor home in the small market town of Hawes in upper Wensleydale. The previous few days of sunny weather gave way to cloudy misty conditions when we arrived and this dullish weather lasted for the whole of the week but at least it was mainly dry. Nothing remarkable about our few days but it did emphasise that Autumn was well and truly over in this high dale country.

The last of the sunny weather at Ribblehead with the cloud encroaching from the east over Ingleborough

                          The working market town of Hawes

                        Near to Hawes is the village of Gayle

 Above Galye the path follows Galye Beck into the upland valley of Sleddale

                      The attractive waterfalls of Galye Beck

                                   Wilder country of Sleddale

This walk starts at the village of Castle Bolton famous for its Castle (Bolton Castle)  Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here from July 1568 until Jan.1569.

This is also the countryside of  James Herriot the vet made more famous with the television series  "All Creatures Great and Small"  several years ago.

                The real James Herriot stayed at this pub in Carperby

                Continuing on the walk to Aysgarth Falls (upper falls)

                                             Middle falls

                                           Lower falls

 Another wintry walk from the village of Bainbridge around Semer Water

                      Mosses thrive in the damp climate of the dales

                              Just one of the countless stiles

                 One of several ruined barns overlooking Semer Water

                              Marsett a small working village

                           Around the head of Semer Water

And finally the late afternoon light as we approach Bainbridge the end of our walk


  1. Do come and stay on our site next time you are in the area!

    Simon Eastwood
    Centre Manager

    The Jonas Centre
    North Yorkshire
    DL8 4EW
    Tel 01969 624900

    Log Cabins by a Wensleydale village providing holidays for individuals, families and groups.

    The Jonas Centre is operated by The Jonas Trust.
    Registered Charity Number 1049167, VAT Registration Number: 660 3056 62)

    Centre Manager : Simon Eastwood

    Patrons: The Rt Rev John Packer, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, The Rt Rev Gavin Reid OBE.
    Trustees: Ian Young (Chairman), Ian Coombs, John Henson, Peter Eastwood & Joanna Slade

  2. Hi David..I remember a lot of these places from doing the Herriot way some years back with my husband and boys. We stayed at Youth Hostels and were always arriving only just in time for the evening meals as we had spent so much time looking at things on route. The food was amazing especially the sicky toffee puddings...happy memories...thanks for sharing the pictures:))