Friday, 18 June 2010

Reeth via Muker and Arkengarthdale

Hello my lovely friends. You join not only me today but Karen too, on a little pick-me-up afternoon out. Yes we all need them now and again don't we and today was Karens turn. Neither of us wanted to venture far so we tootled over to Muker in Swaledale. You join us just as we get to the hair raising bit on the Buttertubs Pass (see the start of the safety barriers or as Jeremy Clarkson calls it...the little green hosepipe!) As I've mentioned before the Buttertubs Pass takes us over the top of the fells from Wensleydale to Swaledale and is quite breathe-taking if a little bit scary.


and down into...

Beautiful Swaledale.

To the left we have the tiny village of Thwaite but we're turning right to...



Lots of stone barns, blue sky and buttercup meadows.

We stopped for lunch at Muker Village Tea Room

and enjoyed our surroundings


It would have been rude not to visit the Swaledale Woollens shop. Yes that is a sheep on the roof. (Not a real one!)

Look what Karen spied through the door to the stock room! A label clearly saying 'Prince Charles Order', OOOO Er!
Yes apparently he has his gloves hand knitted here. Now there's a good quiz question for you, if you are ever in need of a good quiz question that is!

Next door is the gift shop and gallery and oh! look who is waiting for me to catch up... my lovely companion for the afternoon, Karen.

Back in the car now and a little detour to somewhere that I've never been to before...

Arkengarthdale.

Small and compact, this is the village pub.

Turn the car around and back on our short journey to Reeth.

Aaaaah, good to be out of the car again, bimbling about amongst natures pretties.


little houses
Pretty places to stay

Pretty places to eat

Pretty places to shop

Much prettiness

at every turn

don't you think.

Not to mention pretty decent prices too

Time to head home

back through Muker

past secret waterfalls

and over Fell tops

over the Buttertubs again (I don't like this side, it's even closer to the green hosepipe!)

we've dodged lots of sheep and can see our little village in the distance.


There's Milkchurn Cottage directly in front of us.
Home Sweet Home.
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Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, if you fancy your own virtual ride over the Buttertubs Pass there are lots on You Tube even one by Jeremy Clarkson apparently!
Who'd have thought!
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Love Fi x



23 comments:

liz said...

Hi, Thanks for this wonderful trip through Swaledale -one of our favourite areas, such lovely pics of well-known places, looking forward to our stay in Thwaite next month!

Helsie said...

We were so lucky to visit this beautiful part of the world in 2008. We walked from Keld to Muker along the Penine Way and it was delightful... and those buttercup meadows! Oh I want to go back! It is my favourite part of England. You are so lucky to live there

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my goodness! Your world is absolutely breathtaking!!!!! And what a wonderful day you had! I wish I could have been with you on this outing!

marigold jam said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely day out with us. Beautiful scenery you have there. Aren't we lucky to live in such a lovely country?

KC'sCourt! said...

Thanks for the visit. Must visit one day!
Julie xxxx

Mandy said...

Thank you so much. I needed a trip out and that hit the spot! Lovely! So good of you to share. :)

Gorgeous Things said...

How nice! I feel like I've had a wonderful day out with you whilst I've had my coffee this morning - thank you so much!

Helen said...

Looks like you had a smashing day?

Diane said...

Thanks for the day out - I loved it. Love the Yorkshire prices in the car park!!! xxx

sylviesgarden said...

What a wonderful post about a beautiful part of the world. Many thanks x

Lululiz said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the country. keep the gorgeous photos coming!

dosierosie said...

Thank you I enjoyed that trip out.
Gill

Twiglet said...

Happy memories!! Thanks for the trip - what a splendid day out!

topchelseagirl said...

What a wonderful afternoon out. I've never been to that part of the country but it is so pretty. x

maryannlucy said...

What a beautiful part of the world, and a wonderful day out. Thank you for sharing :-)

Alijane said...

What a lovely trip out, you really do live in a beautiful part of the UK.

Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

Alison
x

sandiart said...

Oh thank you for such a wonderful day out in the car, and I didn't even get sick sitting in the back, must be Karen's good driving!!!
One day I will really be putting my feet down on the beautiful Yorkshire dirt, but until then I will enjoy my back seat tours.
Hugs Sandi x

JP said...

what a great post - it is just so beautiful over your way

The Flower Garden said...

Oh England's green and pleasant land.

Thank you for that bit of escapism.

Jo

Maria said...

Wow what beautiful photos, the scenery is to die for....
Could I be added to the 20 minutes bloggers please, I don't sew, knit or crochet wish I had learnt now but I do craft and would love to surround myself with bloggers who will motivate me into spending 20 minutes a day doing something I enjoy...

My name is Maria my blog is http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com

PS your work is beautiful I so love the gorgeous handbags and those cakes that you have made.... Wow

val said...

Hi Fiona, That was such a lovely break for you and also for me, I have so many happy memories of being in Swaledale and Wensleydale. Real James Herriott country! We once took a young American friend to find lots of the locations from the TV series (of course we had to photo her in every place! Especially the water splash) her family were avid watchers of the series so we made a scrap book for them.
Thanks so much for sharing
Val xx

strawberrygirl said...

Delightful old buldings thank,s for the outing....Tracy

jamie said...

Ahh, so lovely. We were blessed to be able to visit this area...quite a few years ago. We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast at Oxnop. It was our best vacation. Ever. Thanks for the memories and beautiful pictures!