Category Archives: Local attractions

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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Teddy Bears Picnic Day

Fancy that! Today is a day of the year especially dedicated to Teddy Bear Picnics. My daughter would love that. Do you remember the lyrics of the song that begins: If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you’d better go […]

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Yorkshire’s Favourite Summits – The Three Peaks

I was reminded the other day of the joy that is climbing a new summit for the first time. Of the rewarding feeling that you get when you get to the top of a hill, a ridge with a wonderful panorama or perhaps, even, a great big mountain. I was driving along and saw two […]

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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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Discover the magic of bluebells

Have you ever been totally blown away by nature and thought to yourself, isn’t this magical? I can hardly believe how beautiful the natural world can be. When you have moments like this you can be transported to a place of serenity and quiet awe. I had a moment like this on Saturday. I discovered […]

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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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Look up at the sky day

Today is national ‘Look up at the Sky Day’, a day to step outdoors look upwards and take it all in. I wasn’t quick enough with the camera this morning, but it prompted me to look back at a couple of photos of ‘big’ sky. Whilst I love a bright blue sky day with hardly […]

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Delightful feedback from happy guests

We love hearing from our guests during and after their stay. It was a pleasure to read this handwritten note on Friday, as guests checked out of Hulber Cottage after a week’s stay. Thanks Eric and Jean for taking the time to provide feedback, we really appreciate it.

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February Half Term Activities

Read on for inspiration about activities to do from the doorstep of Newton Grange and those within a 10 minute, 20 minute and 1 hour drive. There are some great activities to do in the Yorkshire Dales this February Half Term. Here’s a sneak preview of some of our favourite suggestions:

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Our story – in this month’s Aspire magazine

Delighted to read our feature in this month’s Aspire magazine – a great little resource for finding out more about the local area and businesses within it.

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