|Burnsall- Grassington Yorkshire Dales|
The Yorkshire Dales is an area which never fails to charm me. Tom is from Skipton which is hailed as 'The Gateway to the Dales' and walking around this area, we chat about how much we missed the Great British outdoors while we lived abroad. Over the eight years I have traveled over to Skipton to visit Tom's family, we have covered a lot of ground but there is always somewhere else to explore and usually only a short drive from home. Now we live in Harrogate, we have Nidderdale on our doorstep, but we took a sideways step into Wharfedale and walked along the river, starting at Burnsall. There were loads of people parked up taking a dip, or admiring the view while having a glass of wine or pint of ale at The Red Lion.
It is an incredibly picturesque village and it's popularity during long hot summers stretch beyond Tom's school years as groups of lads, dressed in vest and shorts, come out to play and jump into the famous plunge pool.
|People jumping into the plunge pool at Burnsall.|
|Walking along the River Wharfe|
We followed a well trodden and fairly busy walk way towards Grassington which just bypasses Hebden.
|Crossing over the stepping stones.|
|Picnic! The empty jars clattered around in the rucksack all the way back.|
|Beef salad wraps|
|Beef wraps with mixed salad|