On the approach to the caravan site I was a little taken aback to realise that I had to pass through this archway in the middle of the road! It told you how high it was but not how wide. Anyway I breathed in and got through OK. I later found out it is 9ft something and caravans are 7ft something so not much to spare on either side.
Last week I had a fabulous time with the caravan in the Yorkshire Dales. Weather was glorious and the scenery amazing. I stayed on the Bolton Abbey Estate just outside Skipton in Wharfdale which is owned by the Duke of Devonshire. The estate is beautiful with priory ruins and church, manor house, old hunting lodge and of course the river Wharf running through the middle.
On the Sunday I decided to explore the area and walked along the riverside to Barden Bridge (about a mile) and back and through Strid Wood to the Strid.
On Monday I went into Skipton as it was market day. I have been to Skipton before a couple of years ago (see post for May 2016).
On Tuesday I decided to visit the priory ruins which were about 3 miles from the caravan site so I drove to the main car park and had to pay £10 to park the car! Ouch. From there I walked along the river as far as the Cavendish Pavillion where I stopped for tea and cake (has to be done). It was very busy with lots of people picnicking, paddling and even swimming in the river.
On Wednesday I went to Ilkley and Otley. Both very nice but quite different. Ilkley is an affluent spa town with designer shops and Otley more of a country market town with a square. Didn't take any pictures of Otley, was too busy scoffing a cheese and onion pasty and coffee in Greggs.
On Thursday I revisited Haworth (home of the Brontes) and Hebdon Bridge, both of which I visited in May 2016 (see additional photos) when they were setting up to film To Walk Invisible, the story of the Brontes which was shown on TV over Christmas 2016. The scenery along the journey was absolutely stunning.
On Friday I ventured in the opposite direction, past the old hunting lodge, through Burnsall and over the moors to Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge on the river Nidd.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Check out the blue skies!
I am Jenny (when I was little my dad always called me Jenny Wren) and I enjoy making hand crafted things. Watch this space to see what I am working on.