THIS IS A VERY PLESENT WALK,THE SETTING IS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE,NEAR TO THE SMALL TOWN OF MASHAM.
THE VILLAGE OF ILTON IS TO BE FOUND 4 MILES WEST OF MASHAM,IT IS NEAR HERE YOU WILL FIND THIS VERY QUITE AND PLESENT WALK,THROUGH A FOREST OF PINE TREES,WITH A FOLLY IN ITS CENTRE,THAT WAS BUILT BY A WILLIAM DANBY IN 1820.
THE FOLLY TAKES ON THE CARATARISTICS OF A DRUIDS TEMPLE,AND IS VERY WELL LAID OUT,IT GIVES A GREAT SENSE OF WELL BEEN JUST SITTING HERE AND HAVEING A QUITE THOUGHT,
A VERY WET WALK TO DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE,STARTING OUT AT THE VILLAGE OF CRASTER.
THE WALK FROM THE VILLAGETAKES 30 TO 40 MINS UP TO THE CASTLE,AND TAKES IN SOME OF THE FINEST NORTHUMBRIAN COASTLINE.
THE CASTLE DATES FROM 1313 AND WAS BUILD BY THOMAS EARL OF LANCASTER,THE VAST REMAINS ARE OF THE OUTER SHELL,BUT IT IS STILL WORTH A VISIT.
THE VILLAGE OF WEST BURTON IS TO BE FOUND A MILE FROM AYSGARTH,AND 6.5 MILES WEST FROM THE TOWN OF LEYBURN,GRID REF SE017866 ON EXPLORER MAP OL30.
THE VILLAGE IS VERY CHARMING,WITH A LARGE GREEN,WITH HOUSES ALL AROUND,TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE VILLAGE YOU CAN FIND A WATERFALL THAT IS SET IN A NATURAL AMPITHEATRE ONE OF THE MOST SENIC IN WENSLEYDALE.
FOR THOSE SEAKING REFRESHMENT THERE IS A NICE PUB CALLED THE FOX AND HOUNDS.
THE REASON THAT I HAVE PUT WEST BURTON OF THE TRACK IS THAT THE MAIN ROAD TAKES YOU AROUND THE VILLAGE AND MOST PEPOLE TEND TO DRIVE PAST.
High above the pendle village of Barley,which is the start point of this walk,is a sculpture trail that rewards the visitor with fine views of pendle hill,and some very strange sculptures.
To reach the start of the walk,park in the village car park and follow the path through the park to the end of the village you will then see a sign post for BLACKO this your starting point.
A WALK THROUGH SOME THE FINEST COUNTRYSIDE IN THE NORTHEAST OF ENGLAND,TAKEING IN A VERY FINE WATERFALL.
THE WALK CAN TAKE YOU UP TO 2 HOURS ,BUT MOST WILL WALK IT QUICKER.
THE WALK STARTS AT HARTSHILL FARM,THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN PARK,THE ROAD IS PRIVATE AFTER THIS.
YOU START THE WALK WITH RIVER BREAMISH TO YOUR LEFT, WITH VIEWS TO RITTO HILL IN FRONT,THE TARMAC ROAD THEN LEADS YOU THE SMALL FARMSTED OF LINHOPE.
AFTER THIS YOU START TO CLIME TOWARDS RITTO HILL,THIS TAKES 10 TO 15 MINS,WHERE YOU WILL THEN SEE IN THE DISTANCE LINHOPE SPOUT,DESENDING THE HILL TO THE VALLEY AND WALKING SOME 300YARDS TO THE WATERFALL.
THE WALK TOOK PLACE ON MAY 19TH 2013 AT 9AM WHILE LOW CLOUD WAS PRESENT.
THIS IS A HIDDEN TRAIL NEAR THE TOWN OF TODMORDEN IN WEST YORKSHIRE.
IT TAKES THE WALKER ABOUT 1 HOUR TO COMPLETE,THERE ARE SOME WONDERFUL VIEWS TO SEE AND SOME WATERFALLS ALONG THE WAY.
THERE IS ALSO SOME RARE BIRD LIFE TO SEE.AND FUNGUS
THE ENTERANCE TO GORPLEY CLOUGH IS OF THE A681 ROAD ,1.75 MLS FROM THE TOWN OF TODMORDEN ON YOUR RIGHT.COMEING FROM THE TOWN OF BACUP.
THERE IS A SMALL CAR PARK SPACE FOR ABOUT 6 CARS,A SIGHT MAP GIVES YOU LOCAL INFORMATION.
This woodland walk is to wonderful spot called hardcastle crags.The walk starts at national trust car park.just a mile outside the small market town of HEBDEN BRIDGE.
Walking from the car park there are a number of footpaths,all leading towards GIBSONS MILL.
WALKING FROM THE VILLAGE OF MALHAM OVER THE BECK,AND FOLLOWING THE LITTLE ROAD,YOU COME TO A SMALL PATH ON YOUR RIGHT SIDE AFTER ABOUT 1000mts, LEADING DOWN TO THE SMALL WATERFALL KNOWN AS JANETS FOSS.
IT IS SAID THAT JANET QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES,LIVED BEHIND THR WATERFALL.
THE LITTLE GLADE IS A NICE PLACE TO SIT AND RELAX,AFTER YOUR VISIT RETRACE YOUR STEPS BACK TO THE ROAD AND WALK ON TO THE SPLENDOR OF GOREDALE SCAR,AND MARVEL AT NATURE.
AS WELL AS PICTURES IVE PLACED A VIDEO ON PAGE ALL OF THE SHOTS WERE TAKEN IN JAN 2013.
THE LITTLE VILLAGE OF HUBBERHOLME IN NORTH YORKSHIRE,IS ONLY A SMALL SETTLEMENT,BUT HAS ONE OF THE NICEST LITTLE CHURCHES TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE IN ENGLAND.
THE CHURCH IS NORMAN AND DATES FROM THE 12c BUILT ON AN EARLY WOODERN STRUCTURE.
THE CHURCH IS DEDCATED TO ST MICHEAL AND ALL SAINTS,THE CHURCH WAS ORIGINALY DEDICATED TO THE NORTHUMBRIAN SAINT OF ST OSWALD.
INSIDE THE CHURCH IS TO BE FOUND ONE OF ONLY 2 IN YORKSHIRE A ROOF LOFT, AND DATES FROM 1558 AND IS SAID TO HAVE COME FROM COVERHAM PRIORY.
THE INSIDE HAS SOME VERY NICE FEATURES WHICH INCLUDE STALLS AND PEWS MADE BY THE FAMOUS WOOD CRAFTER R THOMPSON OF KILBURN,[THE MOUSEMAN OF KILBURN].
A VISIT IS VERY REWARDING.
RIVINGTON IS TO BE FOUND NEAR HORWICH ,WHICH IS NEAR TO BOLTON IN THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND.
THE AREA IS MADE UP OF PATHS AND WALKWAYS IN A WOODLAND SETTING,WHICH OVER LOOKS THE LARGE RIVINGTON RESERVOIR.THERE ARE 5 COLOURED TRAILS TO WALK AROUND
WHAT MAKES THIS WALKING AREA A LITTLE DIFFERENT IS WHAT YOU FIND.
A MOCK CASTLE A [FOLLY] LIVERPOOL CASTLE TO BE TO THE POINT, THE CASTLE IS A SCALED DOWN REPLICA OF WHAT IT USED TO BE LIKE WHEN IT WAS IN LIVERPOOL.
IT WAS BUILT BY LORD LEVERHULME IN 1912, THE FAMOUS SOAP GIANT [UNILEVER].
A visitor to England often visits the well known places and misses out some of the extremely beautiful experiences that the countryside can provide you with. A day trip to Cotswolds will be an extremely refreshing and unforgettable trip.
One would remember their childhood days, when one of the first drawings that anybody does is a scenery with a cute cottage, gardens all around, a waterbody nearby and preferably amongst hills. A day trip to Cotswolds will take your memories drifting back to your childhood days and you will definitely be awestruck by the simple natural beauty of this place.
Cotswolds has many small villages and one should do some research on the net before deciding which places to go. I had done an indepth research and had decided that the first stop has to be a village by the name " Bibury". It is one of the most beautiful villages in Cotswolds and i would highly recommend to definitely visit this village first.
We took a train from London Paddington to Moreton in Marsh. From there there is very limited bus service, so it is highly recommend either to hire a cab there for the whole day or better to hire a cab from london and drive all way to Cotswolds. We started early 7am in morning and were in Bibury by 9am. We spend a good 2 hours there, had a wonderful British Breakfast and then we spent the whole day visiting 2-3 more nearby villages. The cab driver essentially acted as our guide and told us a great deal about the place.
The last train to London Paddington was at 5:30pm, so you would want to check the train timings before you plan your trip. If you have a lot of leisure time in your hands, then you might stay a day there as well; but a day trip will be more than sufficient.
Plenty of antique shops and souvinier shops in the villages. Enjoy shopping!!
THIS IS A LOCAL LANDMARK,SIX MILES FROM MY HOME AND IS WELL OFF THE BEATEN TRACK.
THE STRUCTURE IS CALLED THE HALO, AND IT SITS HIGH UP ON THE MOORS ABOVE THE SMALL LANCASHIRE TOWN OF HASLINGDEN,DESIGNED BY JOHN KENNEDY IT IS 18MTS IN DIAMETER.
IT IS A VERY MODERN SCULPTURE THAT LIGHTS UP AT NIGHT, AND CAN BE SEEN FOR MILES AROUND,IT IS POWERED BY A WIND TURBINE NEAR BY.
THE SITE IS A FILLED IN OLD QUARRY THAT IS NOW TURNING BACK TO NATURE,AND IS KNOWN AS TOP O SLATE.
VISIT IT PLEASE AND TAKE IN SOME SPLENDID VIEWS OF THE ROSSENDALE VALLEY,ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE MANCHESTER AIRPORT.
This is a very plesant walk around a reservoir near blackburn in lancashire,the surounding area is one of the rarest grasslands left in england. The walk takes about 1 hour to do and takes in some nice rural countryside, and include a very fine railway viaduct.
Walking the moors above wycoller hall,i took these few pictures showing some the moors beauty in the colne area,its wild up here with wind howling and the only sounds are the sheep,water running in the streams,and the sound of lapwings.
BURRS COUNTRY PARK,NEAR THE TOWN OF BURY LANCASHIRE,IS A VERY PLESENT BLEND OF ENGLANDS INDUSTRIAL PAST WORKING ITS WAY BACK TO NATURE.
THIS FORMER MILL COMPLEX IS NOW THE SITE OF COUNTRY PARK WITH GLIMPES OF ITS FORMER INDUSTRY/ AND SOME VERY UNUSEUL ADDITIONS OF MODERN ART,MAKEING FOR A INTERESTING WALK,ALLOW UP TO 2 HOURS TO VISIT.
OTHER THINGS TO DO ON SITE ARE FISHING,AND THERE IS ALSO A CARAVAN SITE,AND A PUBLIC HOUSE.
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