Chris on Countrystride
An excellent new podcast from the Countrystride team called
"Dentdale and the Dales High Way" features trail co-creator
Chris Grogan, walking a section of A Dales High Way from
Chapel-le-Dale to Dent.
Along the way she talks with Mark Richards about the diminutive 'chapel in t'
dale' with its memorial to navvies killed building the
Carlisle–Settle line and learn about Chris's childhood as a farm
girl in Upper Dentdale.
They encounter a group of firemen undertaking the Three Peaks
Challenge, talk place names, and discuss the joys of
long-distance walking - 'mindfulness before the term was
Finally, there's a trip down memory lane as Chris recalls
haymaking in the era of the fell pony, the Whernside gather...
and truant officers being outfoxed by local mums.
The Countrystride Podcast celebrates the landscapes, culture,
heritage and people of Cumbria and the Lake District through a
unique blend of immersive field recordings, inspiring commentary
and interviews, all shaped into a single walk presented by
author, illustrator and ex-farmer Mark Richards and produced by
David recently walked the whole trail himself.
Photo shows Dave Felton and Chris Grogan at St Leonard's
Church, Chapel-le-Dale (photo: Mark Richards).
2 Dec 2022
TV award for Addingham Moorside campsite
GHYLL House Camping at Addingham Moorside, on the route of
A Dales High Way, has won the regional
finals of Channel 4’s The Perfect Pitch.
They were pitted against North Yorkshire campsites at
Saltburn, Baxby, Austwick and Appletreewick. The show features a
group of camping connoisseurs who tour Britain's beauty spots in
their beloved caravans, campervans, and motorhomes, hunting for
that perfect pitch.
Ghyll House is a working family farm, keeping sheep,
pigs and cattle, along with a range of poultry and fowl. The
campsite welcomes overnight backpackers alongside campervan and
Despite the lack of luxury facilties, the contestants were
blown away at their experience, which included feeding and
clipping sheep, archery, and climbing Addingham High Moor.
Michael and Chrissy Flesher, owners of Ghyll House Camping,
said: "We are just a quirky farm campsite at the top of the
hill, and we just want people to enjoy the view we wake up to
every morning. We were delighted to be part of the show and
didn’t mind whether we won or lost, it was the taking part that
The contestants said of Ghyll House camping that it was a
truly genuine family campsite, very homely and had a great all
Ghyll House Camping has now closed for this season,
re-opening on 1st April 2023.
15 Nov 2022
Stainforth Salmon attract Big Crowds
Patient visitors to Stainforth Force waterfalls, above
Settle, have been treated to some fine displays this autumn as
Salmon navigate the falls to reach their spawning grounds
Yorkshire Dales National Park wildlife officer Mark Hewitt
credits a five-year project to improve fish passage from the
Irish Sea to the River Ribble with helping salmon numbers
This has included building fish passes at weirs further
downstream - work undertaken by the Ribble Rivers Trust.
A report this summer from the Government Environment Agency
says wild salmon stocks are at their lowest on record in
England. Of the 42 salmon rivers in England, 37 have been
classified as “at risk” or “probably at risk”. Warming sea
temperatures due to the climate crisis have been blamed, as well
as poor water quality in rivers and estuaries.
Kevin Austin, the deputy director for agriculture, fisheries
and the natural environment at the Environment Agency, said:
“Today’s assessment for England is of great concern and without
urgent action wild Atlantic salmon could be lost from our rivers
in our lifetimes."
The life cycle of a salmon spans around eight years. They
hatch in the uplands and spend the first few years of their life
there, before heading downstream to the Irish Sea, to spend
their prime years in the Atlantic, often venturing as far north
They then return to their original hatchery to breed and most
likely die, as they do not feed well in freshwater.
Photo taken last month by Bridget Izod of the Friends of
A Dales High Way
1 Nov 2022
Walking the 90-mile Dales High Way in the depths of winter,
or running it non-stop in under 24 hours, are just two of the
ways that people find to make the tough route even tougher!
The new Autumn newsletter from the Friends of A Dales High
Way includes articles on both: a major feature in the April
edition of The Great Outdoors recounts the attempt of two
intrepid walkers to test the idea of enjoying a long distance
trail in winter; and runners in the spring's Dales High Way
Ultra smashed previous records.
As well as the usual news round-up and a report on the
bi-annual route check, there's news from our great new Facebook
group and an airborne quiz!
There's also the strange tale of "The Rocky Road Over
Ravenstonedale Moor": how a new right of way enjoyed by Dales High
Way walkers, Coast to Coasters and 4x4 offroaders came
into existence (with just a little unplanned help from the late Alfred Wainwright).
"It’s been great to see so many walkers returning to the
trail this year and very good news for the businesses along the
way" says Julia Pearson, chair of the Friends in the
introduction, after what has been an eventful year.
The Newsletter can be downloaded as a pdf file for free.
14 Oct 2022
New Hydro Plan for Winterburn
An new hydroelectric power scheme proposal at Winterburn
Reservoir in Malhamdale is being considered by the National Park
Ellergreen Hydro says the scheme - harnessing the water flow
from the reservoir dam - would generate up to 560MWh of
renewable electricity per year, enough to power up to 140 homes
in the south-west of the park. The reservoir was originally
built to help maintain water levels on the Leeds and Liverpool
The planning application states the power station "will
barely be visible unless in its immediate vicinity". Ellergreen
Hydro says the hydroelectric technology can be buried, hidden by
natural features, and blended into the local landscape.
The scheme has been in development since 2018, but original
planning permission has now lapsed. If new permission is granted
then building could start in spring 2023 and be finished within
Ellergreen Managing Director Mark Cropper is also Chairman of
James Cropper PLC, the specialist paper and advanced materials
group; both companies are based in Burneside, Cumbria.
Winterburn Reservoir is a sight enjoyed by Dales High Way
walkers as they cross the moor from Hetton to Malham.
1 Oct 2022
Saltaire Festival Delayed by a Fortnight
The start of this year's popular Saltaire Community Festival
put back 2 weeks to Saturday 24th September due to the Queen's
The main weekend will run on 1st & 2nd October, with Bands in
the Park, Funfair and many other attractions.
A spokesperson said: “Saltaire Community Festival is in its
19th year. As many of our events run in Roberts Park, although
we are technically a charity-run event, we rely heavily on our
“As our festival runs for a full week, we decided upon the
sad news that we should postpone it for two weeks, to allow for
10 days of mourning."
The World Heritage Site of Saltaire is the start of A Dales
17 Sept 2022
Malham Field Studies Centre to Close
A famous residential field studies centre in one of the most
remote locations in the county is set to close.
The Field Studies Council, which has run a centre at Malham
Tarn for more than 70 years and has been used by thousands of
school students and adult learners. said it had made the
difficult decision to close this autumn
Ian Wainwright, the FSC’s commercial director, said: "This
has not been an easy decision for the charity. We have had a
very long association with this iconic location, but like all
charities, we have to ensure that our finances are in good
Tarn House, a former Georgian fishing lodge on the shores of
Britain’s highest limestone lake in the Yorkshire Dales, is
owned by the National Trust, and it is thought that the
spiralling costs of maintaining the site has played a big part
in the decision.
Tony Grogan of the Friends of A Dales High Way said "I have
fond memories of an intensive, practical residential course on
local geology in 2009, which proved invaluable when it came to
compiling the geology material for A Dales High Way Companion."
Julia Pearson, chair of the Friends who compiled the wildlife
sections for the Companion, is also a big fan.
She said "I was shocked to hear the news about Malham Tarn
FSC. There must be thousands of people with great memories of
natural history studies there. When I first attended a
residential in 1985, newly arrived in
Yorkshire, it was a brilliant introduction to the area and
inspired an interest that has stayed with me to this day.
loss for environmental education in our region and very sad for
all the staff and the people who would have benefitted from a
visit in the future."
1 September 2022
Coast to Coast gets National Trail Status
The government announced that Alfred Wainwright's popular
Coast to Coast Walk is to be made a National Trail.
The announcement last week followed several years of
campaigning the Wainwright Society. The 197-mile trail will now
undergo £5.6 million of upgrades to bring it to National Trail
standards, with an expected official "opening" in 2025.
Wainwright's route has undergone several changes over the
years, as some of it followed paths which were not Rights of
Way. The "upgrades" will include creating a further 9.7 miles of
new public footpath, 9 miles of new public bridleway and 5 miles
of "re-alignment" of existing rights of way.
Many stiles will also be replaced by gates, and other
stretches of path strengthened. It is estimated that over 6,000
walkers cross the entire route each year, bringing around £7
million into local economies.
The trail shares a short section with A Dales High Way
Lord Benyon, Minister for Rural Affairs, said: "The Coast to
Coast route passes through some of our most spectacular
countryside, villages and natural habitats so I’m delighted to
approve these plans and deliver on our manifesto commitment to
develop the route into a new National Trail."
15 Aug 2022
Moorland Access Bans follow Heat-wave
Open access to wide areas of moorland in Yorkshire was banned
following the July heat-wave that set new UK temperature
In the Bradford district, temporary bans on wide areas of
open access - "right to roam" areas - on upland moors were
introduced on July 20th in response to the danger of fire.
Addingham High Moor was one of the areas affected, but as
public footpaths were exempt from the ban, this did not affect
walkers on A Dales High Way.
Bradford Council said: “Temperatures may have dropped but
there’s still a very high risk of wildfire on moorland. Access
to some areas of moorland across the country is temporarily
suspended, with the ‘right to roam’ on open country withdrawn
until further notice.
“Please stay away from these areas until further notice. The
restrictions do not apply to public rights of way and public
Temperatures topped 40 degrees in some UK areas for the first
time, highlighting the very real dangers of unchecked
human-induced climate change.
1 Aug 2022
Commonwealth Baton in Saltaire
The Queen's Commonweath Baton arrived at Saltaire yesterday,
on its way across Yorkshire.
Sammy Wills from Sheffield, a paramedic with Yorkshire
Ambulance NHS Trust was chosen as one of 2,022 people to carry
the Baton in the relay preceding this year’s Commonwealth Games.
Sammy said:” I am very excited to be chosen as one of the
Commonwealth Baton bearers in Yorkshire. The 2022 Commonwealth
Games mark a fantastic year as it is also 20 years since I
started flying as a Paramedic with Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Charity, seconded from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust."
The baton will be travelling through 72 Commonwealth nations
before the opening of the Games in Birmingham on the 28th of
July. The baton, which has already completed an international
route, is travelling the length and breadth of England, stopping
in 180 locations.
The relay will end at Birmingham's Aston Hall on 28 July, the
day of the games' opening ceremony.
13 July 2022
Aerial Archaeology Project for Westmorland Dales
A new aerial investigation project has been launched covering
the south-eastern part of the Westmorland Dales area of the
Yorkshire Dales National Park, a region rich in prehistoric and
The area includes the final stages of A Dales High Way
was included into the National Park in 2016.
The project will identify, map and interpret historic
environment features to enhance the Yorkshire Dales Historic
Environment Record using a range of aerial imagery.
It will study all available aerial photographs and LiDAR to
identify and map archaeological features within the survey area.
LiDAR (light detection and ranging) uses lasers to create 3-D
maps of the surface, penetrating any obscuring vegetation.
In the Yorkshire Dales researchers have found two ploughed
down henges that are no longer visible, a significant number of
prehistoric settlements, former farmsteads and complex medieval
farming landscapes that exist underneath the stone walls and hay
meadows not visible to the eye.
The project is being undertaken by Archaeological Research
Services Ltd in conjunction with the Yorkshire Dales National
Park Authority and Historic England to cover 136km²
of the area that was incorporated into the Yorkshire Dales
National Park in 2016.
PHOTO shows the structural remains of a Gilbertine Monastic
House uncovered in 1928-9 in the graveyard of St. Oswald’s
Church, Ravenstonedale © ARS 2022.
1 July 2022
Angel voted "Best gastropub in 2022"
The Angel Inn. at Hetton, on the route of A Dales High Way,
has been voted Gastropub of the Year in this year's National
Restaurant Awards. This comes on top of a Michelin Star award
The pub grabbed the prestigious title at the awards in London
this week adding to a host of previous awards for chef Michael
Wignall, including four AA rosettes and silver overall in last
year's National Restaurant Awards.
A spokesperson for the Angel said: "Absolutely fantastic to
be placed number 12 in the National Restaurant Awards Top 100 UK
restaurants, along with Gastropub of the Year. Thank you to
everyone who voted for us, it means the world."
The Angel has undergone major refurbishment since a new
management team took over in 2018. Chef patron Michael Wignall
and his wife Johanna have a vision to keep everything that the
Angel was famous for; fantastic food, a warm welcome and a deep
connection with the dramatic Yorkshire landscape – and make it
A popular spot with walkers for an afternoon pint, visitors
can expect to pay over £400 a night for one of the luxury rooms
on offer, so perhaps only walkers with very deep pockets may be
attracted to an overnight stop here. More frugal walkers are
likely to divert for a night at the popular Devonshire Arms in
Cracoe, just over a mile off-route.
18 June 2022
Bradford is new City of Culture 2025
Bradford was declared last night as the 2025 City of Culture.
Announcing the decision, Nadine Dorries, the culture
secretary, said Bradford was a “worthy winner” of the 2025
title against stiff competition: “Art and culture should be
accessible to everyone and this prestigious title will help
Bradford deliver unforgettable events for communities on their
Shanaz Gulzar, Chair of Bradford 2025, said “What I'm most
excited about is the energy and dynamism in Bradford in our
creative communities. There's a lot of sharing of ideas and a
can-do punk sensibility and drive.” Shanaz is a Keighley-born
artist and regular walker - best known for her popular Yorkshire
Walks series on BBC4.
Bradford has a very diverse, young population, and the
dynamic submission reflected that.
As well as the city itself, the City of Culture status
applies to the whole of the Bradford Metropolitan district, an
area 143 square miles and a total population of 537,000. Most of
the district is rural and includes towns such as Keighley,
Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley, Haworth, Silsden, Queensbury, Thornton
It also includes the world heritage site of Saltaire and the
first stage of A Dales High Way.
1 June 2022
Records smashed in High Way Ultra
This year's Dales High Way Ultra produced some outstanding
performances - and a number of new records, including beating
the Fastest Known Time by 50 minutes!
The race start was staggered from 6 am to 9 am, with Paul
Haigh taking an early lead in the field, which he maintained to
the end. Paul finished in a remarkable time of just 19 hours 39
minutes. It looked like that might be it, but then just as dawn
broke Matthew Kennedy appeared at the top of Boroughgate in
Appleby. His later start meant he was neck-and-neck with Paul.
In the end he pipped Paul's new record by just 2 minutes!
Last year's all-round winner, Daniel Hendrickson, also broke
the old record, completing the 90-mile Dales High Way in just 19
hours 51 minutes. He went on to finish the Dales High Way Plus
(an extra knee-crunching loop around High Cup Nick adding
another 14 miles) in a new record time of 24 hours and five
minutes to become overall winner of the event for the second
Bev Holmes became the first woman veteran over 50 (FV50) to
complete the main 90-mile route, coming in with a time of 26
hours 8 minutes, alongside Andrew Clitheroe. Ultra running
legend Sharon Gayter became the first FV50 to complete the 104
mile event, in a time of 31 hours 48 minutes.
There were many other personal records set. Even those who
had to drop out before the finish enjoyed the challenge. Grant
Smalley said "I'm not bothered about medals, T-shirts and all
that jazz. It's great yeah, but I run to have fun. I had so much
fun. I might be a little gutted, but I'm experienced enough now
to not let it beat me down. To say it was tough was an
understatement. To say it was a tremendous course, is equally
so. Absolutely beautiful. Of what I saw, pound for pound it's
the toughest course I've ever done. It's also my favourite."
Picture shows Paul Haigh leaving check-point 1 at Addingham,
run by the Friends of A Dales High Way.
9 May 2022
Yorkshire Heritage Way launch
A NEW 42 mile Yorkshire Heritage Way recreational trail
between Bradford Cathedral and Ripon Cathedral was officially
launched this weekend.
The trail links the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Saltaire -
also the start of A Dales High Way - and Fountains Abbey,
passing through stunning countryside in the Bradford district
and North Yorkshire.
The launch event at Bradford Cathedral on Friday attracted a
large crowd. Among the speakers were Colin Speakman - President
of the Burley Bridge Association - and the Bishop of Bradford
Nick Baines. Walkers then began a four-day walk along the route.
The route was devised by the campaigners for a footbridge
over the river Wharfe at Burley-in-Wharfedale. The call for a
bridge dates back 125 years, but the current Burley Bridge
Association charity was formed in 1996. Planning permission for
the current design was approved in 2018 and campaigners are well
on the way to raise the required half-million pound funding.
Walkers currently have to use stepping stones at the site to
cross the river - an option only available in very dry weather. An
alternative route here is available at other times.
2 May 2022
Last chance to join High Way Ultra
There's just one week left to sign up for the ultimate long
distance Yorkshire race - the Dales High Way Ultra Marathon.
Entries close on Sunday, 24th April with the race starting
from Saltaire on Saturday morning, 7th May.
There's a choice of just running the 90-mile route of
High Way, or adding an extra 14-mile round to the end to take in
High Cup Nick. All to be done in less than 36 hours!
The race was first run last year, with the winner Daniel
Hendriksen taking just 20 hours 56 minutes to finish.
The fastest known time for the route - 20 hours 31 minutes -
was set by supported solo runner Mark Kerry who ran the trail
just 2 days earlier.
The Friends of A Dales High Way looked after the Settle checkpoint
last year and will be once again on hand to help out.
Grogan of the Friends said: "We are very happy to be looking
after a checkpoint again this year. It's great to be part of
such a well organised event and we're all looking forward to
Follow the race live from 7 am on Saturday morning
on Track Trail here.
18 Apr 2022
Return of Guided Walks
A free Guided Walks Programme along the world-famous
Settle-Carlisle railway line made a welcome return this weekend.
The walks, organised by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle
Line (Foscl), kicked off with a 6-mile circular Introductory
Walk from Settle. 26 walkers turned up for the walk, which was
led by Foscl regulars Bob and Lindy Clarke, including many who
had never walked with the Friends group before.
Foscl Walk Organisers Alice and Russ Whelan-Smith said: "Well I think we
can call that a success! We’re sure a few of the new walkers
will make an appearance on future walks. Bring on next weeks
The Foscl free walks programme had been suspended for the
last two years due to the Covid pandemic. The programme will run
every Saturday until the end of September, with a few Sunday
walks thrown in the mix as well. Walks all start and finish at a
station along the line. Anyone who wants to join just has to
turn up at the start - no booking required.
Another group - the Friends of Dales Rail (FDR) - also run a
popular programme of free guided walks along the line.
So there's plenty for keen walkers in Dales High Way country
to choose from!
4 April 2022
Temporary Route Change at Bandley Bridge
From Monday, February 28th, the closure of Bandley Bridge, on
the approach to Appleby, will mean a temporary route change for
walkers finishing A Dales High Way.
As there is no nearby alternative to crossing Hoff Beck with
the closure of Bandley Bridge, walkers must take to the road at
Hoff, through Burrells, to finish the final stage of the walk.
Appleby Tourist Information Centre posted the news: "From
Monday 28th February the Bridleway and footpath over Bandley
Bridge will be closed for up to six weeks. This is to
replace the Bridle bridge and footbridge. Unfortunately
there is not an alternative route."
The road from Hoff to Burrells is fairly quiet. Here the road
turns left onto the busier B6260, heading for Appleby. There are
a couple of vergeless spots, so great care is needed. Join the
main route at Colby Lane beneath the castle walls for the
entrance into Appleby.
At the same time, storm damage has affected the footpath
alongside Glovershaw Beck, near the start of A Dales High Way.
Some recent revetment works have been washed away, and banking
alongside the narrow track has been weakened, The path is still
passable, but care is needed.
UPDATE: WE ARE ADVISED THAT
THIS WORK HAS BEEN DELAYED - SO BANDLEY BRIDGE IS STILL OPEN.
WORK NOW EXPECTED FOR AUGUST 2022.
27 Feb 2022
Farmer sentenced over walker's death
A Dales farmer was given a suspended prison sentence last
week after a walker was tragically trampled to death by cows on
David Tinniswood was walking with dogs on a public
right-of-way at Chapel-le-Dale in May 2020 when he was attacked
by cattle who were grazing with calves, suffering fatal
injuries. The 83-year-old’s wife was seriously injured in the
incident at Ivescar Farm.
Paul Sharpe received a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for
12 months, after he pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and
Safety at Work Act 1974, at Leeds Magistrates Court. He was also
fined a total of £878 and ordered to pay £7,820 in costs.
Sharpe, a partner in the farm’s operators, admitted the offence.
After the hearing, HSE inspector Julian Franklin said: “A
number of measures could have been taken to safeguard walkers
using the path, while cattle and calves were grazing in that
“Firstly, not using that field for cattle and calves. Most
farmers will have other groups of stock that can graze fields
containing rights of way, so can reduce the risk of incidents by
putting sheep in them, or they could take fodder crops from
“Cattle with calves can be put in fields without rights of
way, away from members of the public, or can be segregated from
walkers. Farmers should ensure they take all reasonably
practicable precautions to protect walkers on public rights of
way, especially when they are grazing cows and calves together,
or bulls are present.”
The route of A Dales High Way passes along a track through
Ivescar Farm, but away from the field were the tragic incident
Walkers with dogs need to be especially careful when cows
with calves are present. Fortunately such incidents are rare.
16 Feb 2022
Stormy challenge for 100-mile runners
Runners taking part in the inaugural Lady Anne's Way100 fell
race were greeted by Storm Malik as they set off from Skipton on
a dark Saturday morning.
The 100 mile race, organised by Due North Events and
Adventure, was won by Sam Tyrer who ran into Penrith 18 hours
and 45 minutes later. He was followed in by Emma Stuart - the
first female runner - a little under an hour after. Emma's
partner James Chapman came in third.
Lady Anne's Way is a popular long-distance trail that winds
its way across the Yorkshire Dales and into Cumbria, following
in the footsteps of the remarkable medieval Lady Anne Clifford.
It shares its first section out of Skipton with A Dales High
Way, before heading off towards Wharfedale and on up to
Wensleydale and Mallerstang, meeting A Dales High Way briefly
again at Appleby.
The race had been originally planned for 2021 - the 25th
anniversary of the trail - but the Covid pandemic led to a year
long delay. Organisers were finally able to thank the 100 or so
runners who took part: "Thanks for coming and having faith in
us. You can be super proud of your achievements, especially in
such brutal winds and tricky underfoot conditions."
A Dales High Way Ultramarathon race is organised by
Punk Panthers later in May this year.
Photo shows a runner passing Brougham Castle (credit:
1 Feb 2022
New life at Craven Limeworks
Work is now well under way to bring new life to a fascinating
"hidden" Victorian industrial site just south of Stainforth.
Walkers on a Dales High Way heading north from Settle towards
Little Stainforth will look east across the River Ribble at the
lovely limestone crags opposite. These crags, known as
Stainforth Scar, are not a natural feature, but largely the
result of quarrying.
Craven Limeworks and Langcliffe Quarry grew in the late
nineteenth century, making full use of the new Settle-Carlisle
Railway. Various industrial production methods were used on the
site, including perhaps the best preserved Hoffman Kiln still
existing in the country, constructed in 1873. This amazing
structure is now a scheduled Ancient Monument.
After the works finally closed in the 1930s, parts of the
site become a waste depot for the local council. In January 2021
Craven Council decided to redevelop the site, creating more than
26,000 square feet for a new business space, combining the
refurbishment of the old traditional stone buildings together
with new build to provide modern light industrial and office
The £3.2 million scheme, which was given planning consent by
the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, will also support
preservation of the historic Hoffman Kiln and the wider site
through a long-term conservation management plan.
Paul Shevlin, chief executive of Craven District Council,
said: “I’m pleased we have appointed a local company for the
construction phase of this important project.
“We know there is great demand for more modern, flexible
workspace for new and existing smaller businesses in Craven.
Providing much-needed additional workspace and high quality jobs
in the district is a crucial part of our plans to attract and
retain more young people and families to Craven, and ensure that
our communities continue to thrive.”
He added: “This is a tricky site to develop, but thanks to
grant funding we have been able to devise a scheme which
benefits the local economy but also protects the future of the
Dales High Way walkers stopping over at Stainforth would be
well advised to take the short walk south and explore this
14 Jan 2022
New Stag in Skipton Woods
A fine new addition to the willow sculptures in Skipton Woods
has made it's appearance.
The Stag is the latest work of Artist Anna & The Willow to be
exhibited in the woods, which makes a great alternative section
of A Dales High Way out of Skipton.
The walk also makes a fine circular form Skipton, leading up
to the Craven Heifer Inn at Tarn Moor.
Hidden behind one of Britain’s most popular medieval castles,
the Woodland Trust's Skipton Castle Woods is a rare ancient
woodland habitat straight off the high street.
2 Jan 2022