Tag Archives: grassington

Annie & Betty’s ~ Grassington.

yorkshire 146

On our way home from our Appletreewick camping trip, we decided to call in at nearby Grassington for another walk to Linton Falls and a hearty breakfast. Grassington is a bustling little village, jammed with  gorgeous  gift shops and quaint cafes.  I had spied Annie & Betty’s  Vintage Emporium and Tea rooms the day before, so  marched my other half in before he could object. 😉 Wil is not one for pretty pastels and Cath Kidson fabrics, but see, he is smiling in the picture below…and Hugo has been brought a dish of water.

yorkshire 133

yorkshire 132

I love how Annie & Betty’s has been done out , and of course it being a Vintage Tea Room, I had to order a pot of tea. There were lots of refills from this baby blue teapot, and of course I appreciated the floral teacup and saucer. 🙂

yorkshire 135

yorkshire 143

yorkshire 134

It is to be expected , that  Annie and Betty’s is an amazing place to go for Afternoon Tea , but as we were morning visitors, I had to settle for Baked Beans on toast instead. No complaints though!

yorkshire 145

Adjoining the Tea room is a very girly Vintage Shop. Definitely one for the ladies, wouldn’t you agree? There are lots of mannequins, wearing jaunty little hats and plenty of frocks, doilies and tea sets.

yorkshire 139

yorkshire 137

yorkshire 138

yorkshire 142

yorkshire 141

yorkshire 136

I had to steal a cake picture from Annie & Betty’s facebook page. A slice of this would definitely entice me to visit again. 🙂

We found Annie & Betty’s to be very friendly and relaxed, a must visit if you are ever in Grassington. X

Riverside Walk ~ Howgill to Grassington.

yorkshire 082
Wil and Hugo, River Wharfe.

The weekend just gone, we packed our camping gear and headed for the Yorkshire Dales and a little site that has featured several times on this blog, Howgill Lodge Campsite near Appletreewick. Even though we have been there several times, we had never walked along the nearby river Wharfe to the village of Grassington before.  In fact we almost always head the other way toward Bolton Abbey. A lovely route, but time for a change!

The Dales Way  is an 84 -mile long footpath from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. Sorry folks I’m not really up for trekking that far just yet, so instead we did 13 miles ( pretty impressive I thought! ) from Howgill to Grassington and back. Here are a few pictures of things we saw on our way. 🙂

yorkshire 078
Simon’s Seat up on the Grouse moor. Sadly not a place we can take Hugo, as dogs are strictly forbidden .
yorkshire 081
Another lovely campsite Masons at Appletreewick.
yorkshire 128
Masons is a great place to grab a coffee and homemade flapjack. 🙂
yorkshire 084
This horse wasn’t bothered by us as we trundled by.
yorkshire 112
Saw lots of pretty harebells on route. Witches were said to use the sap of these pale blue flowers, to turn themselves into hares.
yorkshire 121
The Red Lion in Burnsall is the perfect place for a pint. 🙂
yorkshire 087
Here’s an informative board about what kind of people have used the Dales Way.
yorkshire 089
Due to heavy rains in the morning , the river was pretty wild past Burnsall.
yorkshire 090
And the stepping stones at Hebden had all but disappeared , so we used the wobbly Suspension Bridge!
yorkshire 092
Here Goes!
yorkshire 097
A couple of miles later and we spy Linton Church.
yorkshire 099
Anyone fancy a bit of white water rafting? Linton Falls.
yorkshire 105
Pretty spectacular I think.
yorkshire 104
Soon we are in the pretty village of Grassington.
yorkshire 101
The Forester’s Arms is a good place for a chill.
yorkshire 103
And there are some cute little gift shops.
yorkshire 114
Walking back and we see these Greylag Geese.
yorkshire 116
A typical Yorkshire sign!
yorkshire 124
A Heron in a tree.
yorkshire 120
And amazingly………a Green Woodpecker!  I was gobsmacked to see one….and actually get a photo. 🙂
yorkshire 075
I love this sign for the Craven Arms at Appletreewick.
yorkshire 076
They always have a great selection of Real ales and ciders. 🙂
yorkshire 130
We head back to the campsite in the evening sunshine. 

Hope you enjoyed our mini Dales way ramble. I’m sure it actually was mini to my other half, but I’m quietly impressed with myself. Of course our pub stops probably cancelled out all the calories we burned!

Another post from the Yorkshire Dales coming up soon. x