In the mid 1980s my late cousin Linda, who lived at Foster’s Leap farm, was working as a barmaid at the nearby Herders’ Inn above the ancient hamlet of Wycoller. It was a wild, December night and outside there...
In an interview with Mark Davis, engineer and author Alan McEwen, who runs Dandelion Stone Troughs and Architectural Antiques at Cowling, North Yorkshire, tells of his friendship and his shared interests with northern hero Fred Dibnah. When Alan McEwen was...
Steeped in local history but thriving in the present, the village of Cullingworth sits just a couple of miles from the tourist magnet village of Haworth. With a population of around 3,000, Cullingworth clings to a steep valley slope above...
Click here to view details of the walk A circular 76 mile walk starting and ending in Grassington. Discover for yourself the rich and varied landscape of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. Inspirational landscapes, beautiful villages, local food and...
The walk takes in Lothersdale, Pinhaw Beacon, Thornton-in-Craven, a stretch of the Leeds Liverpool Canal and Earby. It is an easy walk through pleasant countryside with a spell of moderate ascent out of Earby. Start at Lothersdale, walk down towards...
For the size of Thornton village there is an amazing array of delicious places to eat and drink. Starting at School Green, at the top of Chat Hill, why not visit the beautifully decorated Rocca Ristorante? Now in its third...
Unlike many northern towns and villages, you won’t find any mention of Saltaire in the Domesday Book. It simply didn’t exist until the mid-19th century. Titus Salt – later Sir Titus – simply added the name of the river Aire...
Click here to view the walk Distance 21.3km (13.2miles) Time 5 -6 hours. Description The walk has an initial climb of over 350m from your starting out point at Bolton Abbey to the highest point of 485m at Simon's Seat Click here to...
A walk around Wilsden can be like stepping into the past. A charming and unspoiled village, it sits solidly on its hillside location west of Bradford, its old blackened stone cottages and terraces standing firm against the West Yorkshire...
80% of British workers would give up their day job to start a new business linked to a hobby or a passion of theirs if money was no objective according to a new survey1. Nearly half (49%) have little...

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