Sheffield Botanical Gardens


Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 103A Victorian city oasis originally designed by its first curator Robert Marnock horticulturist and landscaper, which first opened its gates to the public in 1836 is still inspiring and educating generations of families. Even in winter months this gem can capture the imagination, the gardens are planted with unusual species… Read more »

A Swaledale walk – Keld to Muker river circular


Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 661A wonderful circular walk of approximately 6 miles in one of Britain’s most beautiful valleys, Swaledale. I find it to be one of the quieter Yorkshire valleys, away from the more tourist trapping central parts. However those that venture into it will agree it is full of magnificent scenery, from river… Read more »

Mount Grace Priory – Britain’s best preserved Carthusian priory


Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 130Mount Grace Priory was founded in 1398 by Thomas Holland 1st Duke of Surrey, and was the last monastery established in Yorkshire before the Reformation. It is the best preserved of the ten medieval Carthusian houses (Charterhouses) in England. It is situated in the North Yorkshire National Park and easy… Read more »

Flamborough Head – Britain’s northern chalk sea cliff

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 163Flamborough Head is situated just north of Bridlington on the East coast of Yorkshire. The only chalk cliffs of northern Britain, this Jurassic, natural sea wall contrasting greatly with the geology more norm to the area to the north and south. The white chalk cliffs create a rustic charm that… Read more »

Hardraw Force – England’s highest, unbroken, single drop waterfall

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 544In the heart of Wensleydale, behind the Hamlet of Hardraw, is the gem of a waterfall by the name of Hardraw Force. At just under 100 feet off an overhang it is England’s highest, unbroken, single drop waterfall.. I must add (above ground). Not too far away, by Ingleborough, there… Read more »

Bolton Abbey – Around The Ruins And Through Strid Wood


Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 1.9KBeauty, peace, history, and a wide variety of nature. Not bad for one day out and exactly what I always find on an escape to Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire. Situated a few miles off the A59 between Skipton and Harrogate. Majestically the ruins sit on the banks of the River… Read more »