Happy Yorkshire Day

Happy Yorkshire Day everybody!

This is why MAS northern loves you:

Wensleydale cheese

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Or one, or none!

Bluebells

Bluebells at Austwick, 2017
Bluebells at Austwick, Yorkshire Dales, 2017

Yorkshire Dales National Park

We’ll find most of this great outdoors inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Yorkshire Dales National Park sign, on a walk from Leyburn
Yorkshire Dales National Park sign, near Leyburn

But, did you know that three years ago today, the park’s boundaries were extended so it became 24% bigger. It also means that the Yorkshire Dales also includes a little bit of……hah!…..Lancashire and Cumbria!

 

Reflecting on the Lakes

For many of us who like hillwalking in Britain, the Lake District holds a special place in our hearts and hiking diaries. And being of a Northern character, you’ll find MAS northern meets often take us there.

But those who live and work in the Lake District National Park know it to be much more than meets the general walker’s or tourist’s eye. And, for those who’ve never visited, there’s much more than scenic beauty. Being awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status in 2017,  cements the cultural significance of its landscape.

Have a listen and a look: Northern poet, Tony Walsh’s ‘Reflecting on the Lakes’.

It’s a Wild Life in Austwick

Wood End Farm, Austwick

17 – 20 May 2018

Thank you to the North East Lancashire District Association (NELDA) for hosting this meet. MAS Northern always has a wonderful time in this superb walking area of the Yorkshire Dales. Yorkshire Three Peaks nearby, Crummockdale and the blooming marvellous display of spring colour from the spring flowers up in the meadow behind the site.

Never can we tire of  camping at this wonderful site.

And, just a little change of scenery from our usual galleries of walking, here’s some wilder life.

And, yes, a walk!

Walk at Austwick
When the views are too good not to take a break!