From our own companion, three of the best days out!
1. Going to the Westmoreland County Show. Based in Endmore, this day was special for several reasons, mainly because my client saw Prince Charles, what a treat and we were very close listening to everything he said. He is such a gentleman and really does know his stuff when it comes to farming. Also, the WI tent was brilliant, the knitting was ‘to die for’ as my client said. We saw so much more, including a mad who trains dogs to herd ducks, horse jumping and loads of extreamly beautiful animals. Following this we went to the food stalls and tried all their samples, we did not need lunch. Over all it was a brilliant day out with lots of laughter and memories.
2. Storres Hall for high tea. This is a special day out as it includes a trip to the lakes and some shopping. We love going to Lakeland plastic. Looking at all the gadgets and cleaning products seems to give us a really good sense of well being, very strange but lovely. Following this Big Tea. Storres Hall is a beautiful hotel, with so much to look at and set in the most beautiful grounds with magnificent views across the lake. The tea itself is so indulgent, but not too much. Lots of choice and all accompanied with a well brewed cup of tea.
3. A drive through the Yorkshire Dales. Starting at Sedbergh, the drive to Garsdale Train Station is so full of fleeting views of wilderness fells, lonely trees and babbling brooks. Taking a right up and over to Dent Station. Now this is out there, into the solitude of the Dales. At the top you can see across to the lakes and the Howgills, a sight to behold. Down the steep road to Dental and a sharp turn right. Over the one of the smallest bridges ever, past Whernside Manor and up Deepdale. Another steep and winding road, through closed gates to reach heady heights of the pass into Kingsdale. From here you can see the forest of Bowland and the sea, yes the sea. We did squeal when we saw the sea and both said in unison ‘I can see the sea’ just like we both did when we were children.
Going down Kingsdale, looking at the river that was straightened out by Italian POW men. It’s a beautiful limestone dale, a classic. From here, left past the Marton Arms onto Ingleton and up towards Hawes. Again classic limestone country. We didn’t have time for White Scar caves, we decided to save that for another day. Continuing up past the Hill in to the most majestic and magnificent view of the Ribblehead Viaduct. Amazing to see, to stand under the arches really makes you appreciate the skill need to build such a structure. Keeping going we take a left back towards Dent head and back into Dent Dale, almost full circle. This day out culminates in driving down Barbondale, just perfect.
These are some of our many days out.