March 2016. Loving Yorkshire and after an emotional 4 months with my Father-in-Laws declining heath and passing, Hubby and I decided on a day out to recharge our batteries in our favourite area of Wensleydale. We dragged along our Teenage Student too for the fresh air, because he likes the area as much as we do.
As often happens in our home, we left late. Although ‘Ethel’ our trusty phone satnav said that our chosen route was clear, we had delays. Our plan for an easy 3 hour drive, arriving at lunchtime in the pretty village of Carperby wasn’t to be. Scuppered by the M1/A1 delays, we changed plans and arrived at Castle Bolton in Wensleydale at 2.30pm.
We planned a 6 mile walk, taking in Bolton Castle, its pretty little dales village and the stunning waterfalls at Aysgarth and back via Carperby, walking back to the castle across Bolton Moor.