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Website update: Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Dales, waterfalls and a floodlit church

Posted by HelenEdith on October 26, 2008

I’ve been busy editing my holiday pictures from last year and have now completed and uploaded the rest of the pictures of our Wednesday activities and all the pictures of our Thursday activities.

We visited a waterfall on each of those days: on Wednesday we saw Janet’s Foss near Malham, which falls into a crystal clear plunge pool; while on Thursday we went to Aysgarth, where the Falls are divided into Upper, Middle and Lower, with water coloured by peat descending over limestone pavements.

Along the way, we took in the scenery in the nearby dales; we saw vibrant red creeper putting on its autumn show on the walls of the pub in Malham; and we stopped to photograph a floodlit church at East Witton.

My pictures are spread out over three linked pages, but they can be individually visited from the following links:
Helen Stephenson’s Yorkshire Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Littondale and Malham
Helen Stephenson’s Yorkshire Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Wensleydale and Aysgarth
Helen Stephenson’s Yorkshire Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – East Witton

Here are some pictures of interest to be found within these pages:

Littondale, with its limestone outcroppings
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Vibrant red creeper on the walls of the pub in Malham
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The stream feeding Janet’s Foss races through mini rapids
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Janet’s Foss waterfall, with its crystal clear plunge pool
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Wensleydale barn with weather moving in on the hillside behind
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The Upper Falls at Aysgarth, where the peat in the water has resulted in blonde cascades
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The Middle Falls at Aysgarth, which cascade over a series of steep steps
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The woodland trail linking the Middle and Lower Falls
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The Lower Falls at Aysgarth, racing down over a series of widely spaced limestone stairs
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The floodlit church at East Witton, caught at that twilight moment just before darkness becomes absolute
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A stained glass panel from the east window
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Website update: Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Nidderdale

Posted by HelenEdith on October 22, 2008

After emerging onto Masham Moor, our Wednesday drive while on holiday last year took us into Nidderdale and past the Gouthwaite Reservoir.

We passed the village of Lofthouse and ended up in the village of Wath, which I think is where we saw a water wheel. The picture on this blog entry is of a barn high up in Nidderdale.

The rest of my pictures can be seen here: Helen Stephenson’s Yorkshire Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Nidderdale.

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Website update: Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Colsterdale

Posted by HelenEdith on October 19, 2008

On the Wednesday of our holiday last year, we went sight-seeing, starting with a drive from Grewelthorp to the nearby village of Masham, where we turned off up Colsterdale.

We worked our way up via Fearby and Healey and past the Leighton Reservoir and onto Masham Moor. The picture on this blog entry is of the bridge which carries the road across the tail of Leighton Reservoir, after which the road climbs up to Masham Moor.

The rest of my pictures can be seen here: Helen Stephenson’s Yorkshire Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Colsterdale.

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Website update: Yorkshire Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Cottage near Grewelthorpe

Posted by HelenEdith on August 10, 2008

It’s taken me a long time to get around to this, but I’ve finally put up the pictures of the cottage where we stayed in Yorkshire last October:

Helen Stephenson’s Yorkshire Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Cottage near Grewelthorpe

It was a nice cozy cottage and just right for the two of us.

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Yorkshire Guide Books

Posted by HelenEdith on October 27, 2007

The Hidden Places of Yorkshire including the Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire Dales (Landmark Visitors Guide)
Yorkshire Dales (Waymaster Vistor Guide)

These three guides to Yorkshire proved to be good reference material to take with us on our recent holiday in Yorkshire.

They’re not the sort of books that I’d read cover to cover, but they were useful to dip into, and I’m sure that they helped us to decide what we were going to see during our holiday.

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Website update: Yorkshire Holiday Travelogue

Posted by HelenEdith on October 22, 2007

I’ve put up a blog-style travelogue on my website with a page for each day we were away in Yorkshire.

We visited Fountains Abbey, the Beamish Open Air Museum in County Durham, Ripon Cathedral, the National Railway Museum in York, plus various dales, moors and waterfalls.

There will be more pictures along later, but for now you can read all about our holiday by clicking here. There’s one picture per page.

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