I’m not a mycologist, so I have no idea if this is good in a roast, puts me six feet under or help me seeing funny colours and shapes 🙂
Oh, they had! Steak and potato pie with mushy peas and gravy, now that is pub grub, it went down nicely with a pint of ale 🙂
Yesterday’s sunset on a harvest moon, sadly it clouded over so I didn’t get a snap of the moon.
Embsay reservoir is a nice spot for some dog walking. Today we set out in a thick blanket of fog and within five minutes it started to clear.
This is a tribute to our friend Crinkly, a wee little bridge near Malham Cove, she likes bridges you know, but then again who don’t.
At the end of August we were enjoying a pub lunch with a log fire. Good food and a ale next to this is very enjoyable.
Yes, Tilley came with and loved the scrambling bits. She was fantastic; planned her routes, went back to get a run up on the steep steps and was a brilliant guide for me too. When we got home she promptly fell asleep on the sofa. Even-though she woke me up -to do her bunny watch – at 4am, it was great to have her as company.
Cardamine pratensis (cuckooflower or lady’s smock), is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae, native throughout most of Europe and Western Asia. The specific name pratensis is Latin for “meadow.”
Hiking up to Pen-y-ghent some of the path is covered in wooden decking. They are used to get you over swampy bit, but mainly to protect the fauna from damage from all the hikers. This send a flashback to our time in Tasmania and our brilliant hikes there.
The clouds were much less when I was on top, so in the gaps I managed to see down Ripple valley and over to Ingleborough.
The seven other hikers who were coming up as I was going down, had a long wait before they would get a view of anything but cloud.
I wasn’t the first on top at 6.30am I was beaten by two others, well, they cheated as they camped overnight. Sadly for them they didn’t get the stunning sunset they must have hoped for, as a cloud came and settled in for the night just the sun was finishing its day with us.
Last minute wild camping got me up and ready for a spot of hiking at 5:45am – Thanks, Tilley for waking me at F-O-U-R AM!.
This was the view from Pen-y-ghent down over Ribble valley and if you look carefully you can see Pendle among the clouds (over to the left).
Brilliant sunset tonight, truly enjoyed it while driving home and had to stop to snap this.
But it was utterly destroyed by fly tipping. We live in one of the most beautiful/stunning/wonderful areas in the UK, heck the world, right on the door step of the brilliant Yorkshire Dales. I know that this parking lot is a known dogging spot. Hey, why not it is a great view to be doing a bit of “alfresco”, each to their own 🙂 Yet some right old numpty, I guess needed a bit of comfort, but couldn’t asked to – pack it in, pack it out!
I know the various councils run a tip/recycling centre where you can pretty much bring anything. Some councils will even come a take away you old banger, free of charge. So there is no excuse to do fly tipping.
I just can’t get my head around peoples minds, when they are OK with dumping their shit/garbage wherever they want. How can they live in and accept that the area/world they are living is, for the lack of a better word, a skip/landfill.
Come on people – clean up after yourself, it is not that hard!
Side note : Walk in “Skip”ton …
Here you were thinking that you had seen it all, well no a few more to come. This is Pendle Hill just poking out above the fog (to the left) which hides Skipton below.
Now a history lesson and a break from the fog. Though I do not know what it teaches you, other than these holes in this stone is about 5000 years old. Is it a game, tool or ?
At the bottom of Embsay Crag, rather foggy ain’t it?
I know, I know, but it looks great and I could not figure out which one was the best, so therefore two 🙂
Where we live the fog like to linger around. Just outside the valley it will be blue skies and warm, whereas we will be putting on the extra layers.
The Craven Arms in Appletreewick are so kind to have a place to rest your weary feet after a long walk on the Dales way. Oh and good ales too 🙂
Another of this wonderful little pony.
Horse, horse … I knew it, got it wrong, didn’t I. Heck it was a nice little fella anyway.
Taken from Burnsall, just a nice sunny spot on the Yorkshire Dales.
Heather I need your help, what is that pink thing? 🙂
A wee walk up to Embsay Crag today, Peli looking down the valley and over fog covered Skipton. Rather brr in the fog but up and above it’s nice summers day.
Well it is this time of year again, where photographers amateurs and pro’s alike run amok in your local woodland or park. Oh well I joined the stampede and headed to the Skipton Castle Wood.
Not much to say about this – Can’t see the trees for the wood – which is true, looking into a forest you can’t see anything but tree. Layer upon layer of trees, until bird or other animal moves and you can see deeper into the woodland.
Ah, the season to “kick it” is among us and it is really the time to be jolly. Just be careful wet leaves will be slippy.
This morning the mist was very thick and took some time to clear. great fun to see everything in a ghostly haze.
Man and his pony awaiting the results, he was constantly fiddling with the reins, must have been nerves.
But would Dale Cooper say – Damn fine coffee! And hot! – to a cuppa from here?
You can’t have a show without showing off your vegetables, I wonder if they do drug/fertilizer testing on the produce. Didn’t see testing/bite marks in the spuds, onions etc. Didn’t stay around to see who the overall winner would be. Which could only be the Lego sets…
If we could harvest the processed sugar effect/energy in kids, I wonder how much fossil fuel we actually need … hmmm … the things makes go … 🙂
Horse all dolled up and ready for its time in the spot light.
Sit back and get ready you are about to get rammed – see what I did there – by a few photos from this years Gargrave Show.
If you can’t wait and want more, here’s a clicky …
Took this last night, from up near Pinhaw Beacon, as the sun was setting and breaking through the clouds. Just had to stop on the way home and watch. In the distance you can see Ingleborough (723m) an fell in the Yorkshire Dales.
This year the summer has been a bit slow to start. So it nice was when the weather turned for a change and you could get out for a wail without taking an extra layer.
Le peloton in Tour de Yorkshire with sun, cycling and happy people. Yorkshire truly showed how it is done, up 2.5 million on the roads cheering on the cyclist.
The tour is coming to Yorkshire!