Cutlery Bag, Pateley Bridge and Skipton

This lined bag has been on my list for ages. I’ve needed it most of the Summer for the cutlery in the little picnic hamper I bought at a car boot sale this year.
Yea! A tick on my To Do List. I’ve been doing big secret things so it was fun to do this quick project.
“Pleasant Surroundings For the Lawn
Often the giving of a less severe or formal outline for the lawn is all a somewhat uninteresting-looking garden needs to bring it in to line with present day ideas.”
Now back to Yorkshire. Through some more of the Yorkshire Dales from Grassington to Pateley Bridge
Enjoy the views. Yes very James Herriot.

Welcome to Pateley Bridge.
The bridge itself
Under the bridge.
River Nidd flowing under the bridge.
Looking up the main street.
This shop sadly was closed but it did have interesting things in the window. More white wire lovelies and even a matroska fabric doll.
Tubs of flowers.
We were going to pop in here for afternoon tea but it had closed.
Another pretty garden.
Now we head south. Ruins on the moor.
This feels so “Wuthing Heights” out here. One of my fav books because I like how everything comes right in the end.
Heather on the moor.
The weather is so overcast and drizzling.
But we arrive in Skipton.
Holy Trinity Church at the top of the hill.
Love this doorway.
Immaculately edged lawns.
But what is this we see?
Traffic is queued where people are wanting to go home, but nothing is coming our way.
So we can stand and stare at this gatehouse for Skipton Castle. Look above the top windows to read the Clifford family motto. “DES OR MAIS” meaning henceforth.
Cannon. There has been a castle on this site since the C11th.
To explore the castle itself check out their web site. It is full of info and pictures. Well worth a visit but allow a whole day if visiting in person.
Sadly though we are just passing through.
An old coaching inn where others have stayed who are passing through.
One last look at the Dales as we head home.
I’m looking forward to that cup of tea with cream scones I bought in Pateley Bridge bakery.

Next time I will show you some pics taken with Lovely Husband’s camera. I think they came out well. Mine is off for some TLC at Olympus (its maker) -one of the many casualties of the Black Cloud of Doom week where so many electrical things broke.

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