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A July 2012 trip to Yorkshire by Slug

Ingleborough/Yorkshire Three Peaks Photo, Settle, England More Photos
Quote: More hiking, eating and drinking in Yorkshire as our hiking training continues.

Savile Park Moor

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Attraction | "Joining the farming community at Halifax Show"

Savile Park Moor Photo, Halifax, England
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A lot of towns have summer shows and Halifax Agricultural Show is one of the highlights of the town's schedule, even though for the past two years it has competed with the nearby (and free) Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival. This year, we managed to visit both events and stumped up the £8 entrance fee to go and take a look.The Halifax Show takes place at Saville Moor Park which is near the hospital on the Huddersfield side of town. The park ground is certainly large enough to accommodate all of the tents, stalls and fairground attractions that turn up for the day. The show is handily set out in rough "areas", so you can avoid most of the fairground if you wish, or the animals or the sta...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 12, 2012

Savile Park Moor
Savile Park
Halifax, West Yorkshire

Huddersfield Food and Drink Fesitval

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Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival Photo, Huddersfield, England
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Another of Huddersfield's highlights is an annual festival; the Food and Drink Festival takes over the Georgian era St Georges Square in front of the train station for a long weekend early in August. While the festival has only been running 12 years, it has become incredibly popular with around 100 000 attendees at the 4 day festival last year.The 2012 Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival coincided with a period of hot weather and the 70 or so stalls have had a bumper time. The stalls are mainly local food producers offering a variety of wares and plenty of samples. Some of the stalls concentrate on food and drink to eat there and then, others offer food to take home. I always ...Read More

The Turkey Inn

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Attraction | "The Turkey in Keighley - No Turkey To Me!"

The Turkey Inn Photo, Keighley, England
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We took our hike around the villages around the outskirts of Keighley last weekend, and while the walk wasn't anything to write home (or to igougo) about, we did at least pass by one of my favourite pubs in the area, the Turkey Inn. Keighley has to be one of the worst large towns in the old West Riding, run down and depressed but around it is a ring of much nicer traditional looking stone built villages. The Turkey Inn is in one of these villages at Oakworth, surrounded by rolling rough farming land. The pub itself is comprised of a long and narrow row of what used to be old mill cottages (the mill stands opposite, although now converted into apartments). The best attraction ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2012

The Turkey Inn
20 Goose Eye
Keighley, United Kingdom
01535 681339

Pen-y-Ghent Cafe

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Restaurant | "Perfect Hikers Pitstop"

Pen-y-Ghent Cafe Photo, Horton in Ribblesdale, United Kingdom
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Back in Horton in Ribblesdale, I quickly changed my wet t-shirt in the car park and ran after my beloved for that promised cup of tea just down the road from the official car park. The cafe is a little hikers restaurant called the Pen-y-Ghent Cafe run by a friendly couple, selling reasonably priced high carb snacks and sweet things. In a moment of genius, they also sell tea, coffee and hot ginger in a pint pot; particularly ideal for those of us just returned from a cold head soaking trip in the driving winds of Ingleborough. The decor is simple with easy wipe down flooring and wooden benches; nothing to upset with your muddy boots and wet walking gear. We smiled as on such a d...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 30, 2012

Pen-y-Ghent Cafe
Penyghent View
Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire BD24 0HE
01729 860 333

Ingleborough/Yorkshire Three Peaks

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Attraction | "Climbing Ingleborough from Horton in Ribblesdale"

Ingleborough/Yorkshire Three Peaks Photo, Settle, England
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Our weekend hike took us on a ten mile round trip in the Yorkshire Dales; from Horton in Ribblesdale to the summit of Ingleborough at 2372 feet high, the second highest peak in Yorkshire. As it's been a little while since I’ve been to the Dales, I forget how rugged and beautiful the countryside is. In rather gentler West Yorkshire the sheep are fatter and the field boundary stone walls less white and angular; in the Yorkshire Dales you could almost imagine a few bones being used in the field boundaries. Our walk took us past the pretty Horton in Ribblesdale train station which rather looks as it must have done in the 1930s. This is one of the few places in the UK without a stat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2012

Ingleborough/Yorkshire Three Peaks
SW Corner of the Yorkshire Dales
Settle, England