Month: December 2020

Walks, Waterfall


Malham is one of our favourite places to visit locally and it never ceases to amaze us. Malham Cove is one of the focal points of the Yorkshire Dales National Park (YDNPA) for a good reason, it’s outstanding. A must see for all visitors. There are numerous walks in the area; The Cove, Gordale Scar, […]

Walks, Waterfall

Scale Haw Force, a Yorkshire Dales waterfall

Location: Hole Bottom, BD23 5DL Distance: From Hebden, 0.8 miles This Yorkshire Dales waterfall just up from Hebden, Burnsall is a great little addition to a walk in this area. Walking up alongside the river from Burnsall, this detour can be reached by crossing the suspension bridge and heading up through the fields to the […]

Days out, Walks

Burnsall to Hebden, Yorkshire Dales

Location: Burnsall, BD23 6BU Distance: 2.2 miles (return) This section of the Dales Way footpath is one of our favourites. It is a short route following the River Wharfe with plenty to see along the way. Parking can be free on the roadside in Burnsall if you get there early. Otherwise there are a few […]

Challenges, Walks

Sponsored walk for MNDA

Following the Dalesway Back in 2016 I organised a sponsored walk to raise money for MNDA after one of my friends was diagnosed with MND. This incurable disease has had devastating consequences for so many families so I wanted to show my support in a constructive way. Myself and 30 others did a sponsored walk […]


Grimwith Reservoir walk, near Grassington

Location: Car park, BD23 5ED Distance: 4.5 mile circular Link to route Grimwith Reservoir is the quietest of the reservoir walks in the area. It issituated between Grassington and Pateley Bridge. We enjoy this walk as it is a good distance for us. It is also an accessible walk so the paths are good. We […]


Fewston Reservoir walk, near Harrogate

Location: Main car park, LS21 2NP Distance: 4 mile circular Link to route The reservoir you can see from the A59! Fewston Reservoir, situated between Harrogate and Skipton, is Swinsty Reservoir‘s neighbour. It is in the Washburn Valley with Thruscross Reservoir upstream. This reservoir walk has good wide paths so it is pram friendly. It […]


Swinsty Reservoir, near Harrogate

Pram friendly reservoir walk Location: Main Yorkshire Water car park, LS21 2NP Distance: 3 mile circular Link to route Swinsty is a pram friendly walk with wide solid paths which are not as undulating as its nextdoor neighbour Fewston. As it is pretty flat it is a good one for little legs. Situated near Blubberhouses, […]


Embsay Reservoir, near Skipton

Location: Embsay Reservoir car park, BD23 6PR Distance: 1 mile circular Link to route This is our ‘go to’ short walk with it being so close and it is a great starter walk for toddlers. The reservoir offers stunning views of Embsay Crag, Crookrise Crag and out over Skipton. The car park is free and […]


Embsay Crag, near Skipton

Location: Embsay Reservoir, BD23 6PR for short walk or Embsay Village car park, BD23 6RA for a longer walk Distance: Short route 1 mile, longer route 3 miles I may be a little bit biased as this crag is one I can see from my house but it is a great climb. You are rewarded […]


Tips for walking with a little one

When my eldest was younger I was always asked how he could walk so far. Believe me, he didn’t always and it has taken a lot of practice to get him to this stage. I wrote this blog originally 3 years ago and these tips are very much the same with my youngest. I’m taking […]