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Access for all to Ingleborough Cave

Here in the Yorkshire Dales we have some of the most spectacular showcaves in the UK. If you have difficulties with mobility, visits to places such as these can be a non-starter, so it was fantastic to hear about the … Continue reading

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If Settle could not go to the theatre…

There are many very interesting old buildings in Settle. One of the most notable is Settle Victoria Hall. It is a Grade II listed Victorian concert hall in Kirkgate, Settle and is England’s oldest surviving music hall. Built in about … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival: 23 to 30 September

Throughout the year there are many festivals and shows celebrating all aspects of Yorkshire Dales life. So… how about a cheese festival? The Yorkshire Dales National Park are organising  The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival: 23 to 30 September 2017 showcasing cheese and … Continue reading

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The Festival of Walking

In previous blogs we talked about walks in the area and we’ve talked about the Settle-Carlisle railway line, but we haven’t really put the two together. The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival does exactly that.  An annual event held during April and … Continue reading

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The Cream of Cafés

I think you may have read on my website – I have a list of top ten things to do whilst staying at Layhead Farm Cottages. Cafes, pubs and restaurants are dotted all over the Yorkshire Dales and I think … Continue reading

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Many of you come and stay at the cottages so that you can take part in a walking challenge many of which are undertaken to raise money for charities.  The most well known of these is the Three Peaks Challenge … Continue reading

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Clever Friends

It’s great to have talented friends!  My friend Linda Mellin from Hellifield has recently won Yorkshire Life Landscape Painter of the Year – 2016 Read Linda’s story it in the May 2017 edition of Yorkshire Life. Linda’s prints and originals are … Continue reading

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