travelling

The Strid


Strid Woods

On the second day of our trip to the Yorkshire Dales we visited Strid Wood. It’s located in the grounds of Bolton Abbey (which in itself is beautiful – we visited there last July) and is accessible after a short walk.

It’s a point where the River Wharfe narrows to only six feet and rushes through rocks with great force. It’s not the safest of places but it’s very pretty. Here’s a bit more about The Strid itself, but now time for photos!

Before we got started on our walk, we met Albert – the 12 week old Newfoundland puppy. SO FLUFFY!

Albert the Newfoundland puppy

He has a big brother who is also very fluffy, but not quite so pickupabble:

Albert the Newfoundland puppy

We had the most glorious weather on the Sunday. Made for a brilliant walk.

Strid Woods

Strid Woods

Strid Woods

Looking down on the River Wharfe:

Strid Woods

Strid Woods

The Trev-ster:

Strid Woods

We finally got up to the top by The Strid – you get a lovely view down the river:

Strid Woods

Strid Woods

Here’s The Strid itself (I think – I didn’t want to get too close to the edge!):

Strid Woods

Awesome rockage:

Strid Woods

Another gratuitous river shot:

Strid Woods

Your friendly neighbourhood blogger:

Strid Woods

PEBBLES!

Strid Woods

More river:

Strid Woods

Please do excuse all the river shots… I promise it will lead in very nicely to my next post. Once again though, I find myself amazed at places like this are only about an hour from our house (bit more on buses, but that’s ok). We definitely need to do more exploring. Never mind exploring more of the UK – there’s so much that we need to see in Yorkshire that I don’t mind playing the local tourist for a while longer ๐Ÿ™‚

Hopefully more fun travelling posts soon!

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2 thoughts on “The Strid

  1. Thank you for your 2 posts about your travels in the Yorkshire Dales. I’ve really enjoyed reading them. They make me more homesick but they are are a joy to read and admire the beautiful photos.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Melanie! Sorry they make you homesick but glad I can provide photos ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully there will be more posts soon… we need to explore Harrogate and York properly, but also visit places like Saltaire, Harewood House and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Looking forward to some better weather and more time.

      Thank you!

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