Author Archives: Rachael

Yesvember this November

I can hardly believe that it is the last day of November already. With each month that goes by, I wonder, how did that happen? Thanks to my daughter’s Primary School we became aware of Yesvember this year and it’s a great thing. Have you heard of it? Saying YES to things that make us […]

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Local Summits – Embsay Crag

Embsay Crag is a popular local summit a short distance from the market town of Skipton and North Yorkshire, where the effort a climb is soon rewarded by fantastic views.

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Nature Connection: Black Friday or Green Friday?

Are you a Black Friday or Green Friday kind of person?

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Capturing our wishes for the future in Lockdown

In the midst of home schooling in “Lockdown 1”, the girls and I spent some time thinking about what we’d love to do when Lockdown was through. We wrote down these ideas on little sheets of paper and posted them in to our Wish Boxes, which we made from the Junk Modelling pile. We have […]

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Plant a tree and give the gift of renewal

Have you ever planted a tree? Trees renew and rejuvenate our landscape, adding to its biodiversity. Why not give the gift of tree planting and support the work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust?

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Getting to know Wharfedale – a favourite view

Wharfedale is one of the closest Dales to us, home to the majestic River Wharfe and some idyllic villages. This classic view of Upper Wharfedale is taken from the hill above Kettlewell. It is one of my favourites and a walking route including the views from this hill is included in our Cottage Walking Folders, […]

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Books and films inspired by the Yorkshire Dales

What are your favourite books and films inspired by the landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales? There are three books on my shelf that sprang to mind.

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Newton Cottage – “What a little gem!”

Thanks to Linda for her feedback after staying in Newton Cottage last month, it always cheers our team along.

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Shop local and find a new summit too

I highly recommend a visit to Castleberg Outdoors off the Market Place in Settle. We visited recently for a new walking boot purchase for my husband, and then discovered the short walk and joy of climbing up Castleberg Crag for aerial views of this charming little town. A precious few hours just the two of […]

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Covid Closure

Following the latest Government COVID-19 update and in particular the section on travel, Newton Grange Cottages will close from the evening of Wednesday 4 November 2020 until Wednesday 2 December 2020 to all guests with exception to any staying for essential work, education or other legally permitted purposes as per the guidance. If you have […]

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