Category Archives: Yorkshire Dales

A Look Back at 2017 in Pictures

We thought you might enjoy a look back in 2017 of images around Rathmell. Rathmell is a wonderful place in all seasons. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  from all at Layhead. Advertisements

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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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5 Simple Tips for a Happy Holiday Cottage Christmas

Being away from home at Christmas can be great fun if planned correctly.  Here are 5 simple tips for a happy holiday cottage Christmas. Tip 1 – Most holiday cottages will already have Christmas decorations.  To make it a bit more … Continue reading

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Fun and Fireworks

Settle Town is always buzzing at Christmas time and for a small town, there is usually a fantastic Christmas light switch on. This year the switch on takes place on Saturday 2nd December. The local school children sing carols, the … Continue reading

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Stir-up Sunday

There’s nothing nicer than a homemade Christmas pudding.  And there is nothing more fun than children getting involved in making it. Dating back to Victorian times in Britain, stir-up Sunday falls on the last Sunday before advent (the last Sunday … Continue reading

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When is a Folly not a Folly?

Continuing on the line of interesting old buildings in and around Settle, The Folly is definitely a bit of a landmark in Settle Town.  It is a striking and impressive 17th century house close to the centre of Settle. Built … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet

I have lived in Yorkshire for many, many years and have never once visited James Herriot World. James Alfred Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, became one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century. His … Continue reading

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