August is marching along and there's still time to enjoy exploring the Yorkshire Dales this school holidays. I had a think about some of the lovely things to do in the area, and soon came up with these. In no particular order...
Take a walk through Strid Wood on the Bolton Abbey Estate and meet the Bodger, a skilled craftsman who makes traditional tools out of woodland products.
Climb Gordale Scar in Malham.
Paddle through the little streams in Malham and catch Minnows in a net.
Visit Skipton Castle, it's a great day out and wonderfully preserved.
Enjoy a ride on a Canal Boat from Skipton.
And for those with a sweet tooth, why not call in to the Traditional Sweet Shop at the top of the High Street for a tasty treat.
Climb majestic Pen y Ghent.
Visit Grassington Market Square with its cobbled street.
Climb the hills above Kettlewell to take in some wonderful views of Upper Wharfedale.
Round off the day with a trip to a country pub for tea, such as the lovely Craven Arms at Appletreewick.