From the book ‘Times Past at Bolton Abbey’ by John M Sheard Did you know that the 10th Duke of Devonshire had seen a ghost? He was Lord Hartington at the time and still at Eton. His accounts of his...
Since I wrote an earlier article, some readers have felt that I do not endorse dog obedience training. The reverse is true. I believe there are many talented dog trainers who get fantastic results with many dogs. However, I do believe...
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...
Distance: 3 miles Time: 2 hours This route takes you to the lower slopes of Weets, giving panoramic views over Barnoldswick. 1. From the Gisburn Road post box, walk towards town, turning first right at Harper Street to the modern houses on...
Click here to view details of this walk Distance: 4km (2.5 miles) Time: 1 hour Accessibility: Along the canal towpath into the woods, pathways for most of the route gentle slopes , some steps. For nearly a thousand years Skipton Wood provided...
The stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park - and the well-being of its local communities - will be dealt a severe blow if changes to planning laws are introduced. The Government is proposing to allow agricultural buildings like...
The name of the celebrity lined up to switch on Keighley’s Christmas lights at the Airedale Shopping Centre is due to be unveiled... Thousands are again expected to head to Keighley to see the event, with VIPs joining Santa to...
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...
Click here to view the walk (PDF) Distance: 25 miles Time: 10 to 12 hours. Description: The famous challenge walk in the Yorkshire Dales taking in the three summits of Pen-y-Gent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Accessibility: The walk is approximately 23 miles in length...
If you haven’t heard there have been lots of exciting things happening at High Corn Mill recently. Just Teachers and Tom Sexton, hair stylists and nail spa have expanded within the mill. There’s more news from The Home Company, Skipton’s...

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