Tuesday, 18 August 2015
The weather on Sunday and Monday wasn’t too bad and on Monday we decided on another day out in the Yorkshire Dales National Park this time to visit Parcevall Hall Gardens located to the north of Skipton.
The house has commanding views of the millstone grit outcrops of Simon’s Seat. The walk from the car park starts by following the stream through Tarn Ghyll Wood.
We walked past some rhododendrons and certainly weren’t expecting to see any in flower in the middle of August.
This lead to the main formal gardens surrounding the house and the red border.
After exploring the formal gardens we walked uphill through Silver Wood where there's an excellent viewpoint.
Whilst we had a welcome sit down on the bench and took in the view we were watching a red kite soaring effortlessly on the lookout for its next meal.
I think we may well be visiting again when the camellias and rhododendrons are in full display.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 11:25