My weekend away in the Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales is one of those places that I have really wanted to go to ever since my Mum and Dad went a couple of years ago. I went through the photos with them once they got home and it looked beautiful. This year when my Mum and Dad were booking the B&B they asked if my sister, my brother and I wanted to go in which we all said yes. My mum and dad’s friends, Sue and Andrew also came up to Yorkshire for the weekend with us. We stayed in the Butt House B&B, which is where my Mum and Dad have stayed every time they have been, the staff here are very welcoming and the three course evening meal was very tasty. It’s a perfect place to stay if you want to walk through the Yorkshire Dales because it’s surrounded by public footpaths and is situated on the Pennine walk.
On Saturday, we woke up nice and early and had our breakfast, I went for sausage, mushrooms and two poached eggs. After breakfast, we discussed which route we wanted to walk as Sue and Andrew went with my Mum and Dad last year so had already walked a couple of the popular routes, we decided on a 7.2 mile walk through the Yorkshire Dales ensuring that their was a pub on the way to stop for lunch! The view on the walk were breath taking. Every mile was a different view that looked like something from a postcard. Despite not having phone signal all weekend/no internet, there was not one part of me that wished I stayed at home. We got half way through the walk and decided to stop at a pub for something to eat, I went for a egg mayonnaise sandwich, which was one the best egg mayonnaise sandwiches I had ever eaten.
After we had a bit of lunch we decided to head off back to the B&B. The walk back was just as scenic; we walked through Thwaite where there were so many baby lambs which were only a few weeks old, how cute!! It had been raining the night before so in a couple of fields you had to jump to avoid loosing your shoe in the bog! I love the derelict houses/barns that were scattered in various fields along the way, there is just something about them which really intrigues me; we got to one derelict house which was in ruins but still had the remains of an oven, fireplace and bath from hundreds of years ago. Susan told me that the house was owned by a family, including a little girl who was known by travellers as ‘crazy’ because she always used to be running outside her house laughing to herself.
We got back to The Butt House at around 5pm and we were all shattered. As we arrived we were greeted with lemon cake and a warm cup of tea..it was just what the doctors ordered! I then went upstairs to my room and ran myself a bath and got changed into some comfy clothes that I had brought with me and chilled in my room for a bit. We all decided that we wanted to eat dinner around 8pm so just before 8 I went downstairs and sat in front of the fire with everyone. I couldn’t wait for dinner, I was so excited as I ordered Duck pâté with Melba toast for starters, Honey glazed duck with braised orange for mains and fruits of the forest and meringue for desert, trust me, dinner did not disappoint! The combination of walking and the fresh air had made all of us extremely tired so we all had an early night.
I would defiantly recommend this whole area to you if you love walking and going out on adventures!