Summers here so we thought we would dust down the tent and head for the Yorkshire Dales. We stayed at Howgill lodge campsite about half an hours walk from Appletreewick. Its a little site we have frequented before as it isn’t to far away and the surrounding countryside is gorgeous. And the local pubs in the village aren’t bad either. 🙂
Here are some pictures of the Craven Arms which along with the villages other pub, The New Inn, is on the Real Ales Trail. As you can see The Craven has its own homage to the Tour De France which shall be departing from Yorkshire next weekend…
The dish on the right is Wils supper one night ~ pigeon with beetroot rosti and wild mushrooms. Sorry my veggie blogger friends.
Appletreewick has another campsite too called Masons Farm which I love nosying round as it has a vintage airstream van and an old citroen that serves coffee at weekends to the campers. We have stopped here in the past too.
Got a wee bit of walking in on our trip. The majestic ruins of Bolton Abbey are a two hour stroll along the river. Well worth it. 🙂
Back at the camp site we had our fair share of friendly visitors. Its a haven for wildlife. We saw a Greater Spotted woodpecker and heard a cuckoo every morning and owls hooting every night.
We also went for a bit of a reccy along the route of the first stage of the tour. If your in Yorkshire in the next few days , you can’t fail to notice how all the villages lining the way are celebrating their inclusion in this iconic event. 🙂
So Yorkshire has gone Yellow! Hopefully I will be blogging again about another imminent camping trip very soon, as we are heading for Yorkshire and The King Of The Mountains Festival next weekend. 🙂
This post is Junes blog in the #ttake12trips challenge.