Author Archives: Rachael

There’s a buzz about Bank Newton

I wrote a poem today that I’d love to share with you.   There’s a buzz about Bank Newton I can feel it in the air Celebrities descending Our fields they wanted to share  

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All in a day’s filming

There’s something compelling about seeing the area you live and work in on screen. You see it every day and yet when you hear ‘it’s going to be on TV’, an excitement bubbles within. But why is this? Does it look better on screen than in real life? I don’t think so. Real life is […]

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Don’t miss out on the Dark Skies Festival this February

The Yorkshire Dales is hosting a wide variety of events as part of the Dark Skies Festival, which runs from 14th February until 1st March 2020. We highly recommend taking a look at the programme which details events suitable for young and old alike. Why not book a stay in our holiday cottages in Bank […]

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Fountains Abbey – My happy place

Fountains Abbey – if you haven’t been before, go! Located near Ripon and cared for by the National Trust, it is an awe-inspiring place and somewhere that I simply love to go. I never tire of visits there, and so much so, I returned from a visit this weekend thinking that it is certainly up […]

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What’s on in November and December

November and December, the time of year when the preparations for the festive season are well upon us and the calendar is packed full of local events every weekend in the run up to Christmas – from festive stalls through to running adventures, take your pick! Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November – Crafts in […]

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A 5 mile route from Bank Newton to Gargrave

The second of ‘walks from the doorstep’ in our collection, here is a 5 mile circular walking/running route from the doorstep of Newton Grange Cottages to the village of Gargrave in North Yorkshire. The route was followed in October, on a day of rapidly changing weather and a good dose of mud (check out the […]

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Discover five canal bridges on a 4 mile circular walk to East Marton

Discovering what’s on our doorstep is a joy. I took the chance this morning to go for a run and compile the descriptions below, so that you can follow it too. Here is a 4+ mile route that you can enjoy on foot from our holiday cottages in Bank Newton – taking in a short […]

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Walking along the Leeds Liverpool Canal

Taking a walk along the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath in Bank Newton last week, I enjoyed pausing to take some photographs of the canal locks and their wonderful setting. It is always a joy to potter along the canal towpath, to watch canal boats travelling through the locks in Bank Newton and to marvel at […]

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What’s it like in Bank Newton?

Here in Bank Newton we are lucky enough to have an abundance of space, plenty of green fields to play out in and patios to sit on. From the doorstep of the holiday cottages you can enjoy peaceful, canalside walks to see historic canal bridges and swans gliding along the water. In springtime we love […]

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World class cycling recognised in Yorkshire

We are delighted to hear the news that Yorkshire has been recognised as a World Class Cycling Destination by the World Governing Body for cycling, the Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI), in its recent accolade of a ‘UCI Bike Region’. Well done to everybody involved in promoting cycling in our region, much enjoyed by many. The […]

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