Category Archives: Farm life

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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Early Autumn, an extra special time of year

Changing seasons offer a sense of delight in the natural world. As the end of summer approaches and the very beginning of autumn arrives, I am reminded of a wonderfully atmospheric walk I took one morning from Newton Grange a few years ago in the first week of October. 

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Kilnsey Show – A great family day out

Kilnsey Show was a great fun-filled day on Tuesday. The setting of the showfield in Upper Wharfedale never ceases to impress and the landscape is as inspiring as it is beautiful. The day was action-packed from classes being judged in the morning, through to Falcony displays, the sound of the brass band playing, and watching […]

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1st August – it’s Yorkshire Day!

Tomorrow marks the First Day of August – Yorkshire Day. It’s a time to celebrate the wonderful county that we live in. As celebrations commence throughout the county, here is a flavour of the events taking place to mark the occasion.

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Food, Farming, Famous People, Freedom Milk, Family and the Fun Bus!

This weekend saw the arrival of the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival to our family’s very own Funkirk Farm, just outside Skipton, for the very first time. It was a fantastic weekend with a vibrant atmosphere. Here is a flavour of what we discovered over the weekend.

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About the farm

Newton Grange Farm is a 240 acre working sheep farm that has been in our family since the 1980s. The farm is a mixture of grassland for grazing our sheep flock and woodland copses and shelter belts which support a range of bird life. The farm came back in hand in 2000 when a period […]

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My story

Today is ‘Tell a Story Day’. Here is a little about me and my story of what I love about living and working at Newton Grange. Together with my parents Catherine and John, and with the fantastic support of my husband and family, I feel so fortunate to look after Newton Grange Farm and to […]

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The perfect cup of tea

Who doesn’t like a cup of tea? There’s something soothing about having your favourite brew in hand. And teas take on many forms these days. Traditional English Breakfast tea, Earl Grey tea (Caffeinated and Decaffeinated varieties of course – I’m definitely with the former..), as well as varieties of herbal teas. My favourites are Peppermint […]

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