Farewell To The Dales

After our late night Karaoke exploits none of us two legged caravanners want an early start. However, Crosby has other ideas he has yet to understand the meaning of “lie in”. So I am up to take the boys for an early morning walk.

A bit later Lolly and Lyn decide to take a wander around Settle. Then it is time to drop Lolly off in Skipton for her train to London, she is back to work tomorrow. She must have enjoyed her trip because she is talking about returning next year so that she can walk the Three Peaks with me!

On the way back to Settle we stop off at The Courtyard, located alongside the A65 just before you turn off to Settle. There is a collection of small outlets selling high-end goods. This is not a discount retail outlet! We wander around, ending up at the Courtyard Dairy (this was the reason for stopping), we have been told about their extensive range of hand made cheese.

Regular blog readers will know how much we like cheese, so there is no hesitation when we are offered a taster of a wide range of cracking cheeses. Needless to say we leave with one or two pieces! Back in Settle we take the boys for a walk and mooch about. Unfortunately this is our last full day before heading south tomorrow.


In May we ate in a really good restaurant in Settle “The Little House”, so we return there for a meal with Jane and Maurice. Once again the food is of the highest quality. This is easily the best place we have eaten in on our travels. It is amazing that it is not busier, there is nothing to fault. The service is outstanding, food cooked to order, good wine all at a very reasonable price. As always when in Maurice’s company we have a fun filled evening and it is with great sadness that we part at the end of the evening. But we are already making preparations for a trip next Spring!

16th October 2014

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