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!
He has a big brother who is also very fluffy, but not quite so pickupabble:
We had the most glorious weather on the Sunday. Made for a brilliant walk.
Looking down on the River Wharfe:
We finally got up to the top by The Strid – you get a lovely view down the river:
Here’s The Strid itself (I think – I didn’t want to get too close to the edge!):
Another gratuitous river shot:
Your friendly neighbourhood blogger:
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 🙂
Hopefully more fun travelling posts soon!