It's a beautiful day here in Wensleydale so I wondered if you fancied a walk to the pub for Sunday lunch?
Lets get going
This is where we will start our walk, just across the road from our house. We have four splendid pubs here in our village but today we're popping over the river to Hardraw for our lunch.
We're heading down under the old railway bridge.
We'll be heading right, along the river to the 'troll bridge' (well that's what we call it)
Past a little bit of sandy beach, not bad considering how far inland we are, lol.
Look at the little clump of flowers growing in the middle of this tree.
Hmmm...something big and hairy sleeping in the middle of the path. Maybe that's the troll?
No it was this little chaps mum.
The troll bridge, we've not seen goats crossing it but there are often sheep trit-trotting across!
Everywhere you look here in the Dales there are pretty little streams.
Up the steps everyone. Last one close the gate please.
We peeped over the stone wall to look through the bluebells back towards Hawes.
There we are, you can see it better here. Our little village.
Not far now, the village of Hardraw is just around the corner to the right.
Hoorah! Our destination the Green Dragon. The Green Dragon boasts having the highest single drop waterfall in England, famous for being the place where Kevin Costner bathed in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. We didn't visit it today but you can see pictures of it here.
Come on in to the bar, what will you have?
We found ourselves a little table in the the back room...
next to the window.
After lunch and little drink outside in the sunshine we wandered over the road and sat by the river while Sneaky dog had a paddle.
Time to head back home.
Had to pop this one in. A line of much loved sheepdogs laid to rest along this dry stone wall.
It's not as far as it looks really. Only a 50 minute stroll.
Aaaaw, we've passed lots of little lambs.
Across the road, the obligatory village cricket match.
There we go I told you it wouldn't take long, we're back in Hawes having a sneaky drink outside the Fountain pub. It's nearly time for the Appleby horse fair so we see quite a few of these caravans travelling through the village at this time each year.
Another thing we see a lot of pretty much all year round....bikers! They love our long sweeping country roads.
I hope you enjoyed our little bimble to the pub and back.
Till next time
love Fi x