Had a fabulous day out at Howe Stean Gorge near Pately Bridge in Nidderdale, N. Yorkshire, easier this month. The cafe hangs out over the gorge and has glass in the floor so you can gaze down at the gorge below, whilst drinking your coffee.
Theres activities that you can book but we just did the gorge walk which was great fun. Its narrow and can be slippery – theres ropes to help you – theres caves and tunnels – you have to be reasonably fit. The photos below help tell the story. The scratch marks you can see on the rocks on one of the photos are made by otters-unfortunately we didn’t see any.
On Wednesday I visited Coldstones Cut near Pately Bridge Yorkshire. What a very interesting place. Its Yorkshires biggest and highest public artwork.
It was so windy and wild and quite exhilarating. Below are the explanation boards and a link to the website.
Below the sculpture and quarry is the original site of the Toft Gate Lime Kiln
Nidderdale is one of my favourite dales. If you love walking, history, rivers, wildlife, nature, picturesque towns and villages its the place to be.