Thursday, 22 September 2016

To Kirby Lonsdale.

Never have the Yorkshire Dales looked more beautiful than they did today as we drove through them to meet our friends in Kirby Lonsdale in Cumbria.   The sun was shining in an Autumnal way, there was a light breeze, the roads were almost clear and the scenery was spectacular.

Lunch in Avanti in Kirby was, as usual, brilliant.   Various pasta dishes and chicken dishes in our group of four, followed by a sweet enjoyed by three of us which was so easy I shall certainly try it at home - two or three scoops of Jersey Ice cream and at the last minute a shot of espresso coffee poured over them.   Friend W opted for Eton mess instead and said that was equally delicious.

On the way home we called at Country Harvest, a shop on the outskirts of Ingleton and bought quite a lot of food from their butchery - pork and apple pinwheels, pork tenderloin kebabs, Fellsman pies (those are for lunch tomorrow so will tell you how they were later) and friend W bought a delicious-looking sourdough loaf.

I took a selection of photographs as we drove over the tops and then as we came home through Wensleydale, so here they are for you to enjoy.




The village with the large village green is Bainbridge in Wensleydale.   The hold up of cars at Aysgarth falls is for a herd of cows going home to be milked - and finally we see them going into their field - nearly home.

26 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Wow, stonking photos and scenery to die for, can't equal that down here. Everything is so delightfully rural with the cows holding up the traffic as they go to milking an all. Great stuff.

Terry and Linda said...

WOW! I just loved seeing this. As you well know, I so enjoy your countryside, your farm, and traveling here and there with you. Your land is a series of rolling lush green hills! Gorgeous!

Terry is third generation here, his grandfather from England...my, way back history, is from England.

England calls to my soul.

Linda

Heather said...

Such beautiful scenery looking it's best in the sunshine. I love it when cows stop the traffic and envy you your quiet roads. Lunch sounded good and I would have loved your dessert.

Gwil W said...

A wonderful part of the world and what wonderful weather for your outing. There's something special about a herd of cows or a flock of sheep blocking the road and waiting patiently while they all decide to finally go through the gate. It's a meditation.

Fairtrader said...

Wonderful pictures, Pat! You do live in a delightful part of the Kingdom!! I expect it becomes less delightful with the winterstorms coming in? What I love about your outings is how you describe the villages, the pubs and markets, the food and the good company!! You seldom find that kind of groceriestores around here. If you do, its only in the summertime.
Autumn is approaching, but I still find the trees and meadows very green indeed. Thank you for this trip, it was great fun!

Joanne Noragon said...

It's just beautiful. We have the same warning sign here, too, except yellow, with a farm tractor.

angryparsnip said...

I love Affogato, one of my favorite desserts.
It taste really great it you pour the espresso over a really good chocolate chip ice cream too.
The photos are wonderful, Thank You so much.

cheers, parsnip

Yorkshire Pudding said...

More evidence that Yorkshire is actually Canaan in disguise.

Frances said...

Dear Pat, these Yorkshire views are glorious! The stone walls, green dales, and especially the traffic jam and its cause. Wonderful sunshine, and all those shades of green. Thank you so much. That lunch sounds rather good, too. xo

Hildred said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos. You have captured that gorgeous scenery so well, Wonderful countryside.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a day you had. I have declared the UK to be the most beautiful spot on this earth. It dazzles me every time I see photos. Thank you for sharing.

Cro Magnon said...

That's just how the English countryside SHOULD be! Beautiful.

Librarian said...

You know how much I love Yorkshire, and the first picture is one I'd choose for a wall calendar as "September"! I know it will be many months before I'll be back in this wonderful part of the world, but I can't wait...

Alphie Soup said...

Eton Mess. My favourite.

Alphie

Sue said...

Bainbridge! Many a time I walked up that road from the bus stop to home after school. The house straight ahead used to be the Leyland village stores. Hasn't changed much though. Thank you for putting that photo up.

Countryside Tales said...

Glorious! Lovely to see everything looking so beautiful.

Barbara Womack said...

What a lovely day for a drive!
I love that traffic came to a standstill for the cows headed back home for milking. Cows in the road around here is enough to put everyone into panic mode.
Thanks for sharing the pictures. Your part of the world is beautiful.

thelma said...

Glorious photos, gorgeous Yorkshire what else is there to say, except pasta dishes are always worth going out for and Eton Mess...

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

So beautiful. I'd love to visit the area some day. -Jenn

Rachel said...

Two different landscapes: my views of The Fens a couple of days ago and your views of Yorkshire today, and both English countryside.

George said...

What a lovely day, Pat. The countryside is magnificent.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Hah - spotted your opening paragraph in someone else's feed and couldn't resist popping into your blog to let you know I'm just back from picking up some dry cleaning in Kirkby Lonsdale. Now the whole world knows. It is a lovely town - and at least it has a dry cleaners... Lovely photos - you had a good day for it.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

It's that brightness you get on cooler days where there is less haze in the air. It's like that today here, looking good for charity bike ride I've organised for Sunday.

donna baker said...

I never got out of London on my trip to England - my biggest regret. So gorgeous. What a history. Breathtaking.

Wilma said...

I will add my accolades to the chorus! Post card-perfect photos and some humor to boot.

Penny said...

Looking lovely, so green and lush. The food sounds lovely.