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...
At the age of 16, Yorkshire lass Rebekah Tiler has a firm ambition in life...a medal at the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro. Rebekah has earned a name for herself in weightlifting - widely regarded as one to watch...
Click here to view the walk (PDF) Distance: 3km (2 miles) Time: a minimum of 1hour Accessibility: there are a number of stiles to cross on this moderate walk. The footpath through the wood can be slippy and there is a steep...
Distance: 2 miles Time: 1 hour In June 1900, a journalist wrote in the Craven Herald: “The people of Silsden are fortunate in having almost unlimited facilities for taking pedestrian exercise amidst country scenes captivating in their charming picturesqueness.” Our use of...
By Carl Thompson It’s not easy to imagine now, but the serene landscape of windswept hills and quaint villages that makes up the Yorkshire Dales was once a lawless frontier of ruthless warlords and cattle-stealers: hence the need for castlebuilding...
Here for the Beer, from USA There was some trepidation last year when Keighley brewer Timothy Taylor’s announced that Tim Dewey, an American marketing man who used to be a New England junior tennis hotshot, was to take over as...
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...
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...
Click here to view the walk Distance 19.2 km (12miles) Time 5-6 hours Description The walk is a classic dales journey from Kettlewell to the Pike and then on to Great Whernside ludes. On Buckden Pike there is a memorial to the...
St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity, has teamed up with Craven and Valley Life to bring you some simple, but life-saving, first aid tips... An important part of administering first aid is safety for the first aider...

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