The Yorkshire Dales – Near Malham

We drove over to Ingleborough in order to check out some of the family background.

A lot of my family on my mother’s mother’s side come from round Ingleton. My grandmother left home at the age of fourteen after her mother died and her father remarried. The story is that she did not get on with her stepmother who was too religious and strict. She then got involved with a fairground boxer, ran away with him and got pregnant. Checking out family history has its fun side but it largelyΒ  meant heading round a lot of churches and graveyards.

We started off at the wonderful Malham tarn.

14 thoughts on “The Yorkshire Dales – Near Malham

  1. Hey Opher, Namaste πŸ™‚

    Quaint with idyllic charm and forever picturesque to the eye, the Dales are a delight, a stunning sight not to be missed.

    I’d pass within a stone’s throw of Malham Tarn when travelling from Middlesbrough University back home to the south east. Choosing convoluted routes to break up the monotony of motorways, I’d drive up on the M6 to Preston and then across country on the A59 towards York to join the A1M before heading-on for Middlesbrough. I’d usually break the journey up a little more if time allowed and follow roads off the A59 into the Dales heartland. One finds small villages and quiet places that have remained unchanged for years: as if time has stood still. The scenery is stunning: your photographs but the tip of an ice-berg of sensory delight.

    Thanks for sharing. No doubt you’ve encouraged your readership to acquire a copy of Wainwright’s seminal work and a sturdy pair of walking boots as well.

    Hoping all is well. Enjoy Sunday afternoon and the new week ahead.

    Namaste πŸ™‚


    1. Cheers Dewin – yes you are right. This is but the tip of a very big iceberg. The Dales are a delight.
      I managed walking in trainers!
      You too enjoy the warmth!

  2. Indeed they are. Opher. akin to the Derbyshire Peak district, if not the Brecon Beacon’s as well, which are both worthy of visiting. I am fortunate to have had opportunity to walk in all three areas: Derbyshire being a favourite.

    We’ve had ash-grey cloud for most of the day but blue sky this afternoon. Good to see summer slowly taking hold.

    Namaste πŸ™‚


      1. I intend to do much the same Opher : just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s that are the standard weekend chores πŸ™‚ As a friend once said: ‘it’s good to have an exciting book on the go:’ so I hope yours is.

        I’ve located a rather neglected Penguin book, called Granta 16, Science, published in 1985. I believe it to have come into my possession whilst abroad in Turkey: a book left by a previous guest. I’ve no idea why it springs to hand today but I don’t recall having read it before. It’s been in my small library for a dozen years at least. Oh well, no time like the present.

        I trust your tome will leave you sated. Enjoy!

        Namaste πŸ™‚


  3. Opher, at least now we know something perhaps of why you’re so argumentative, what with the blood of a fairground boxer running through you. Such class! LOL.

  4. We took the Children to the Yorkshire Dales and around stayed at Malham when they were small, it was so beautiful. Another year we went to the Yorkshire Moors, erie I felt, preferred the Dales.

    1. Malham is really beautiful Anna. I love it there. But I also love the bleakness of the moors. It is eerie but I like that. And when the heather is out the purple patches are gorgeous. Some of the little towns are very picturesque.

      1. It is beautiful, I remember David hired a apartment for us, it was only a week but I have such fond memories of our time there and touring around. It was around March time we went to the Moors and there was still snow on the ground, its rugged its so different, but the Dales left such an impression.

      2. It can be desolate on the moors but there are some great walks and views. Goathland is a very pretty place with a walk to the waterfall. I think they used it in Heartbeat.

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