Month: January 2021


Thruscross Reservoir

Location: HG3 4BB Distance: 9.5km Thruscross Reservoir is one of the more challenging reservoir walks and is definitely not pram friendly! As a lover of reservoirs the spillway at Thruscross Reservoir is stunning and worth the trip just to see this, especially when it’s spilling. The route itself around the reservoir has it all; woodland, […]


Ilkley Tarn, West Yorkshire

Location: Car park, LS29 9JS Distance: 1.5km Ilkley Tarn is a fab little pram friendly walk which gives you a taster of what the rest of the moors has to offer. There are actually two tarns, this larger one being the Lower one. Parking at the top of Wells Road the path takes you up […]


Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley

Location: Car park, LS29 8BT Distance: 1km The Cow & Calf Rocks are the famous rock formations on Ilkley Moor. They are a must visit if you are in the area as it’s such a great place to see, climb and explore. They get their name from the fact that there is a main rock […]

Days out, Walks, Waterfall

Ilkley and the surrounding area

Ilkley is such a great town to visit. It is one of our go to places when we have some free time as there are shops, cafes, the park, Middleton Woods (best place around for bluebells), the river and of course the moors. This is probably the best moors around us locally, Ilkley Moor has […]

Days out, Walks

Upper Wharfedale

Upper Wharfedale is the area surrounding the River Wharfe from up in Buckden down to Addingham, all in North Yorkshire. The majority of this area is part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is known fondly as ‘up the Dale’. Being in Skipton, Upper Wharfedale is very accessible for us and is the area […]

Walks, Waterfall

Scaleber Force, Settle

Location: Roadside parking, BD24 9LA Distance: 0.5km This is the shortest walk ever to such an impressive waterfall! Scaleber Force is on the tops above Settle, along the back road to Kirkby Malham, and is not one to miss. It is such a hidden gem as you would never know it was there. Parking on […]

Walks, Waterfall

Catrigg Force, Stainforth

Location: BD24 9QD Distance: 4km Catrigg Force is a fine example of a waterfall just above the village of Stainforth. It is hidden away so an exciting find. The walk starts in the main Yorkshire Dales National Park car park and heads into the village, following it round past the church to the stepping stones […]

Days out, Walks

Nostell Priory, Pontefract

Location: WF4 1QE Nostell Priory is situated between Pontefract and Wakefield, West Yorkshire so a day out distance for us. The site is National Trust but set up a little different to other ones we’ve been to. Here you book online for the car park pass which is £5 or free to members. You then […]

Days out, Walks

National Trust sites – is membership worth it?

We have been members of the National Trust for the last few years. It is certainly worth the money for us. Since our Little Man came along we have been adventuring closer to home and spending a lot of our time outside. He loves being out in the fresh air and is always happiest playing […]

Days out, Walks

Fountains Abbey, near Ripon

Location: HG4 3DY Hands down the best National Trust property in Yorkshire. Fountains Abbey is absolutely brilliant for all ages, you will love it! Before lockdown #1 I took my parents for the first time and they were blown away! To be fair I’m always impressed when I go and I know what’s coming. The […]