The Dales in the Damp

by David Murray on 3 September 2011

in Food, History, Museums, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales NP

This morning, looking in any direction from my home in the Eden Valley it seemed clear (although actually it’s ‘misty’ and unclear in a literal sense) that whether to the north (The North Pennines), to the west (The Lake District) or to the south-east (The Yorkshire Dales) it was quite probable that people were going to get rained upon today.

Dales Countryside Museum at Hawes - Wensleydale

The Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, Wensleydale

Which made me think about things to do in Wensleydale in the rain. I spotted two photos that I took on a dull day earlier in the year and thought it would be very appropriate to put them on the blog today.

Here’s the first, of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s “Dales Countryside Museum” at Hawes – telling “the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales past and present … school days, home life, leisure time, religion, transport, communication and tourism, farming, local crafts and industries”. The museum shares the building with the Hawes National Park Centre, and is wheelchair friendly. Now, where next? Yes, there’s still lots more to do in Hawes.

Wensleydale Creamery - Hawes - Yorkshire Dales

The Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes, The Yorkshire Dales

With your mind thoroughly informed about the Yorkshire Dales from your visit to the Dales Countryside Museum you can now turn to thinking about your body and visit the Wensleydale Creamery. I suggest that, in common with the other 200,000 or so visitors that come here every year, you forget slimming for an hour or so and enjoy the creamery’s visitor centre with its museum and observation area – then, of course, there’s the shop with its Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese and lots of other goodies!

Enjoy your Wensleydale “Day in the Damp” – and don’t forget the Wensleydale heritage railway with its station right next to the Dales Countryside Museum.

Be Sociable, Share!
Ava Stone September 5, 2011 at 14:05

Oh, you make me wish I was there…rainy day or not. :)

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: