Camped with our mates in Swaledale again last weekend at this fantastic campsite. Usha Gap base camp The weather was horrific, but when did that ever stop anyone having aContinue readingUsha Gap base camp
Muker, Swaledale is one of the most beautiful places you could wish to visit. Located at grid reference SD910978, on the banks of the Straw Beck near its confluence with theContinue readingMuker, Swaledale
We have been camping again, following a great trip to Lightwater Valley while the tour was on, we have now returned and camped at Woodhouse Valley Farm, near Grantley, Ripon. It lookedContinue readingBeautiful Ripon
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We have been camping again, following a great trip to Lightwater Valley while the tour was on, we have now returned and camped at Woodhouse Valley Farm, near Grantley, Ripon. It looked close by on the map, but needed an extreme off road cross-country expedition to find!
The purpose of these trips has been to get in with the locals and find where to potentially buy a house - and finally move back to Yorkshire.
So what better way to get back into the swing of things, than to pitch up a small tent, get out your folding table and fry up some bacon and eggs, while reading the Ripon Gazette
Once you have had five coffees and the first roll-up of the day, then clearly it is time to pack up, get out and do battle - and that means heading into town on two wheels or four, the choice is yours.
Ripon is a city with an amazing cathedral and a propper working market square, the centre for all commercial and social activity. There is always something going on, a band playing, a fair, a market, or a protest or celebration of some sort.
Better grab a sausage roll from Greggs and a coffee from Costa, and just sit back and do some people watching.
On seperate weekends in June and July we have found ourselves caught up in both the Armed Forces Day and the festival of St. Wilfred, founder of the cathedral, when he and his monks are paraded through Ripon town centre, followed by an array of floats, bands and local dignatories.
I will upload some pictures at a later date.