I love Yorkshire!
There, I said it, it’s out there, I’m not going to take it back – although let’s be clear, people. When I say Yorkshire I mean NORTH YORKSHIRE!
You know, the posh and all round better Yorkshire lol!
Where I live is right in between 2 National Parks – The North York Moors and The Yorkshire Dales. Both beautiful. Both different.
The Moors have a bit of a barren feel to them. Sometimes on the top of the moors, it’s like walking on a different planet. But down in the vales and valleys it’s quite cosy.
The Dales are just cosy. They’re snug and the walks are really pretty (and easy – no GIANT HILLS like in the Lake District!). The hills are small, the villages are quaint and the countryside is, perhaps not COMPLETELY untouched, but still rural and remote.
One of my favourite places in the Dales is Aysgarth Falls, where I have been recently with 2 friends called Katrina! It’s quite a small walk unless you decide to walk across to Bolton Castle in Wensleydale. This has a slight claim to fame as it is where Mary Queen of Scots was held for 6 months during the reign of Elizabeth I and also if you watch Game of Thrones, you can imagine it’s where the Bolton family live!
Aysgarth Falls is a small set of waterfalls near the village Aysgarth and is popular with tourists and walkers. It’s also where Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (the Kevin Costner version) filmed the river scene, in the upper and middle falls I believe.
If you are ever up North in the UK, you should definitely make time for the Yorkshire Dales – in Wenseydale they have cheese – what do you think Wallace and Gromit eat? Wensleydale! 🙂 x