Other than Emmerdale and All Creatures Great and Small, the Yorkshire Dales have always been a bit of a mystery to me. So when Neil suggested we go away for his birthday weekend and I thought the Yorkshire Dales would be a good place to go. Neil's Mum had been to Grassington a few times, so we thought it might be a good place to base ourselves for the weekend.
After a couple of hours on the internet and Trip Advisor we were booked into Grassington Lodge - apparently Hayley Westenra, Phil & mad Tory Kirsty (Location, Location, Location) and the Snow's (Peter & Dan) stayed there too. It seemed really nice, reasonably priced and came highly recommended. I now swear by Trip Advisor these days after a few B&B and hotel disasters we've had over the years - Howden, Whitby and London are etched into my mind for all the wrong reasons.
So for the past few weeks I've been pouring over maps planning our road trip around the Dales. In the end we went to Richmond, Grassington, Skipton, Settle, Ingleton, Hawes and Ripon. I'm also including special features this time with two road review - the B6160 and the Hawes to Kettlewell road.
I hope you enjoy reading the blog as well as we did doing the road trip.