Monthly Archives: July 2013

Something old, something new – The hidden gems of Skipton

A couple of weeks ago on a scorchingly hot summer day, I took a journey down memory lane as I returned to Embsay Station and Steam Railway.  When I was little my Grandad used to take my brother and I there at weekends. We would admire the steam trains, take a journey to Holywell Holt […]

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Lost Sheep in Yellow Jerseys

This summer we’ll mostly be thinking about sheep! All across the Yorkshire Dales, sheep are grazing in the valleys and on the hills, a living landscape. As well as real life sheep, this summer a number of other sheep have arrived. We call them Lost Sheep. And most likely you’ll see them in Yellow Jerseys, […]

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Bracken and Bramble

Val Preston shares her experience in aromatherapy. Walking in the countryside is a great way to explore this gentle dale, abundant in wildlife and flowers, rewarding for nature lovers of all ages. One of my favourite pastimes as a young child was many hours spent collecting and pressing wild meadow flowers.  Later as a teenager […]

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Crowds flock to the Settle Carlisle Steam Train

The chug-chug of the train and connection to our industrial past, a great appeal to visitors enjoying a trip on the famous Settle Carlisle Railway.  So popular is it that tickets are booked up several months in advance.  So what is its appeal? There is something precious about historic steam trains and the survival of […]

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Finding creativity

And so it was on a Monday evening, a group of ladies gathered at Newton Grange for an evening of cupcake decorating fun.  Sprinkled with a touch of magic dust from the Yorkshire Cake Fairy we were invited to put down our daily tasks and enjoy something different and wonderfully practical.

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