Crackpot village road sign Yorkshire Dales

Is there really a place called Crackpot? YES! There is!

Crackpot ! The Yorkshire Dales does have beautiful villages with wonderful names. And, no I haven’t made it up. It is in Swaledale. Here it is on the map:   It’s easy to find. You just follow the sign:   It’s a tiny village with a few cottages and some Read more…

Savick House Lancaster canal bridge 13 Preston Lancashire walk towpath

From Haslem Park to the Last Whistle Café.

Lancaster Canal: Bridges 13 – 17 On a Bank Holiday Monday there is no better place to be than the towpath on a quiet stretch of the Lancaster Canal.  OK, so there might be a narrowboat or two, and perhaps some fishermen and maybe even a few dog-walkers.  Nothing to Read more…

Lambing Time in Borrowdale sign Cumbria Lake District

Which Way? A Signpost, a Gate and a Bridge

It’s Lambing Time in Borrowdale, as the notice on the signpost in this first picture reminds us:   Once again, despite weather warnings, we were treated to “Borrowdale Blue” skies this week…..   …..although it was bitterly cold.  With temperatures just above freezing, we headed off again to walk to Read more…

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