A Weekend in Wharfedale - 11th-13th July 2008
   
Wharfedale Caravan Club site is situated just outside Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales.

Arriving on Friday afternoon, Ann and I just managed to find a pitch and get the caravan set up before the heavens opened and rain set in for the rest of the day.

   
   
Saturday was bright and warm so after breakfast we decided to stroll the short distance (about 2 miles) into Grassington.

We left by the gate at the far end of the site which leads out onto the dog walk.

The Caravan Club actively encourages responsible dog owners and provides dog walks on most sites.

   
   
Passing through another gate we joined a narrow path which passes behind a row of cottages, a delightful track about 1/4 mile long lined with trees, shrubs and wild flowers, including some lovely floral displays belonging to the residents.

Emerging onto Skirethorns Lane we turned left and followed the road, turning right onto the B6160 then left again just past the garage at Threshfield.

   
   
We followed the road for about a mile eventually descending to the River Wharfe then climbing back up as we entered Grassington.
   
   
Grassington is a very busy and popular dales town, with its cobbled square and market, no market today though, the square was being used as a car park.
   
   
We were gasping for a cuppa and quickly made a bee line for the tea rooms:-

A pot of tea for two and a scone each with jam and cream went down a treat.

After which we then a good browse around the gift shops - as you do!

   
   
We then took a steady stroll back stopping occasionally to sit and enjoy the scenary on some of the numerous benches provided along the roadside

Wild flowers were in abundance along our route - Meadow Cranesbill shown in the picture here looking delightful.

   
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We arrive back at the track which leads off Skirethornes Lane, keeping right at the entrance to a bungalow we rejoin the path leading up past the cottages and back to the caravan site.

A lovely short walk for a summers day.

   
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