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1) Ramble to the old lead mines on the Gunnerside Ghyll Walk If you like to hike, then you're in the right place. There's a plethora of walks for all, whether it be a short meander along the river Swale in Gunnerside village, or the 9.5 mile circular hike, starting...read more
An idyllic cottage retreat in The Yorkshire Dales-Sleeps 10 https://youtu.be/TMsAqr4QsNk "Let's hire a cottage in the middle of nowhere for a week". A declaration driven by the idea of getting away from it all. To somewhere in The Yorkshire Dales that...read more
Carlton Towers in North-East Yorkshire Unfortunately I've missed the boat with hot Prince Harry. It looks like Meghan Markle may be about to pip me to the Princess post. My dreams of living a privileged life in a grand house in the country with...read more
My first holiday alone with small children I've always had a lot of respect for my single parent friends. I've always had a lot of respect for my single parent friends. But that respect has been taken to a whole new level of admiration after a week-long...read more
In the 1980s, long before the invention of modern technology, special effects and computer graphics, our little imaginations were fuelled by lots of plastercine, kitchen utensils, and black velvet back-drops with stick-on, glow in the dark stars that created the...read more
Pop-up school dinner themed dining fun Spam Fritters, Turkey Twizzlers, Toad in the Hole, Fish Fingers and a scoop of mash - nope, it's not what my six year old rattled off when I asked him what he's had for lunch on his first day back at school the other...read more
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These were the words hollowed by Otley's bellman (or Town Crier to some) Terry Ford when I ventured into Otley recently. He's been out and about the town in recent weeks as Yorkshire builds up to the mighty Tour de Yorkshire this weekend (29th...
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Girl About Yorkshire is a personal blog written by me – Lyndsey Thomas – a thirty-something Yorkshire-born, haphazard mum of two. I blog candidly about life with a focus on my love of food, fun, family and life in Yorkshire.