By keef and annie hellinger, Sep 17 2015 06:49PM
Motorhome trip No23 : September 9th – 16th 2015 NOTTS->YORKSHIRE including York, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire Dales NP (Nidderdale, Swaledale, Wensleydale , Doncaster->NOTTS 434 miles All Yark-Shur ‘Eee by gum Aye up Put wood inth ‘ole Lovely time with our dear friends Chris & Allyson in their Autosleeper Ravenna and us in our Autosleeper Clubman Anniversary then onto the Yorkshire Dales for 3 days on our own before my birfday treat on the way back home visiting the English Heritage Brodsworth Hall and Gardens near Doncaster . Mostly sunny for the whole 7 days…. About 1 day in total of rain so good return for UK! 3 centre stays: 1 tranquil site, 1 camping and caravanning site and 1 caravan club site-York Caravan Park YO329UB Good site, close by bus to city centre 2 miles £3 return , C&CC site Boroughbridge YO519LS nice grassy pitches, close to river Ure- nice views fishing and boating now stopped, bit of a hike up over flood barrier to amenities block but otherwise very nice, Caravan Club Richmond Hargill House site DL105LJ, lovely view great amenities very close to Yorkshire Dales NP but far too noisy 24*7 (A66 & A1) and unlevel pitches, so would not stay there again DAY1: Arrival , drinks and catch up DAY2:Visited York city centre by bus – tried to fix bus drivers busted printer, no joy – free trip in then fab sunny day, beers & rosies cider at lunchtime by the river ouse, then onto Yorkshire Terrier in Stonegate for more beers and pie,peas & gravy to soak it up (hik!) nice curry in the evening then some fun board games back at the vans. DAY3:Drove via Pateley bridge to Nidderdale, Grouthwaite reservoir near How Stern Gorge, then lunch at Mr Aussie’s pub then onto site at Boroughbridge DAY4: A rather wet tramp around Boroughbridge before ending up in town pub for some fab Tim Taylors Boltmaster, Blues Brothers convention and chatting to lovely 93 year old who downed 4 double brandies before driving back to Ripon (help!) then back to vans for fab thai cooked by C&A xxx then played Guesstures, haha DAY5: Said our goodbyes (until next time pals) then onto Richmond a very interesting town with the one of the largest market squares in the country… lost count of the number of pubs. Then onto CC site for reading and Pimms & lemon with a dash of lime , this boozing will not help my diet ;) DAY6: Much drizzle early on but brightened as we visited Swaledale, Reeth is lovely, got as far as Gunnerside before turning back, road getting a little narrow, but we will be back to go all the way to Cumbria sometime. DAY7: Rain all night and very heavy, pitch part flooded. Then sunshine and visited Wensleydale,Leyburn,Bolton Castle,wild boars & more,Aysgarth falls and National Park centre, then onto Hawes and Wallace and Gromits creamery, tasted much and bought about 8 different varieties, lovely little village DAY8: Packed up and drove back home via Brodsworth Hall and gardens where we probably spent about 4 hours, very interesting and recommended, just right for my birthday treat All in all a nice time, very relaxing we will be back to that area again ‘Ear all, see all, say nowt. Eat all, sup all, pay nowt. And if ever thou does owt fer nowt – allus do it fer thissen - This is the Yorkshireman’s motto and translates as follows: “Hear all, see all, say nothing. Eat all, drink all, pay nothing. And if you ever do anything for nothing—always do it for yourself. Lol they are lovely people FACT!