Tuesday, 18 August 2015

A Visit to Wharfedale

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.  


  1. An advantage of the reintroduction of red kites to the SE is that they regularly circle over my allotment, although they sometimes make large, unexpected shadows that catch me unawares as I'm tending plants.
    The Yorkshire National Park looks lovely and green compared to the desiccated SE.

    1. We've seen red kites at RHS Harlow Carr and they don't seem to have the same pigeon problem we have.

      It's only 50 miles to Parcevall Hall in the Dales but the weather's certainly much wetter up there than in Ossett.


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