A 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales
A Dales High Way Walk: a 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales

A Dales High Way

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Storm Arwen Recovery

Power lines damaged at Batty Moss

People and businesses along the route of A Dales High Way that were hit hard by Storm Arwen are beginning to recover at last.

The Station Inn at Ribblehead, which has been without electricity, gas, water or phone since the storm struck on Friday, today announced they were back in business! They had remained open throughout offering a blazing coal fire and bottled beers to cash customers.

Power lines across Batty Moss towards the viaduct were damaged (see photo above) and the road towards Ingleton was closed, with the road towards Hawes difficult to pass.

Elsewhere across the region, thousands of homes remained without power as power companies Northern Powergrid (NP) and Electricity North West (ENWL) were criticised by customers for "woeful communications".

See The Station Inn here.

1 Dec 2021

New waymark post for Trench Wood

The Friends erect a waymark post in Trench Woods

A working party from the Friends of A Dales High Way met on Wednesday to put up a new waymark post near the start of the trail in Trench Wood.

Bradford Council Countryside Service supplied the post, the permission and the loan of the tools,

Julia Pearson, Chair of the Friends, provided the experience and expertise, making sure they did it right. Chris Grogan supplied the cake.

The Countryside Service have recently resurfaced the bridleway that takes A Dales High Way into the woods, along with some other popular paths that link lower Baildon up to the top of Shipley Glen.

They suggested that a waymark post be installed at a fork, where the bridleway takes a sharp left turn downhill, whilst the Dales High Way continues straight on along path that gently works it's way up to the Glen top.

After a fine morning's work, the working party retired to hold the Friends' 2021 Annual General Meeting.

New waymark post in trench Wood

See the Friends of A Dales High Way here.

13 Nov 2021

North Yorkshire tops RSPB birdcrime report

RSPB Birdcrime Reoprt

North Yorkshire has again topped the league table of shame for raptor persecution – the seventh year in a row.

Conservation charity RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) said 26 of the 137 confirmed incidents where birds of prey were illegally killed in 2020 happened in the county.

The organisation said, of these two thirds were directly related to grouse shooting and a further four incidents to other types of shooting. Victims in the county included 16 buzzards, two peregrine falcons, two red kites and one goshawk.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, whose area is mainly in North Yorkshire, said the report made grim reading.

The RSPB said: “Wildlife crime data, court convictions and peer-reviewed studies based on satellite tagging and bird of prey populations show that raptor persecution has the most negative conservation impact on raptors on land managed for driven grouse shooting.

“In order to support the largest possible number of red grouse for clients to shoot, the RSPB says that some estates kill protected birds of prey despite all birds of prey being protected by law in the United Kingdom.

“In April 2020, North Yorkshire Police officers found five dead buzzards on a grouse moor on the edge of Bransdale in the North York Moors. Four of the birds were confirmed to have been shot, and the injuries of the fifth were ‘suggestive of damage from a shotgun pellet’.

“Based on population studies for significant species, it’s believed the true number of raptors killed is far greater, with many crimes going undetected and unreported.”

See the RSPB birdcrime 2020 report here, and our previous posting here.

2 Nov 2021

New stile at Feizor

New stile at Feizor

Yorkshire Dales National Park ranger Nathan Allen has been busy fixing fencing and installing a new stile on the approach to Feizor, on the route of A Dales High Way.

Nathan posted the results on his Instagram page.

The new stile will help speed up those last few metres before an inevitable and well earned stop at Elaine's Tea Rooms!

See Elaine's Tea Rooms here.

21 Oct 2021

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