Yesterday a accompanied a colleague on a road trip. He’s writing a piece on TV’s “The Trip” (2010 starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.). If you’ve not seen The Trip – it’s good – they tour the North of England for a week, stopping at some of the finest gastro haunts we have to offer. They take in some of our spectacular scenery, etc. etc.
The weather was not brilliant for photography – but I snapped happy anyway. The Trip aside, we got to enjoy being ‘tourist’ in its most literal sense, around the Yorkshire Dales. Our 100 mile or so tour of the Dales was a comfortable day drive, with plenty of stops – Click here to see the route I recorded. Even though I’d been to nearly all the locations before I jumped at the chance of this Dales appreciation day. We took in Bolton Abbey, Goredale Scar, Malham Cove, Kettlewell, Patley Bridge, Grassington and countless other view admiration stops. We stopped for lunch at Angle Inn at Hetton – this fantastic multiple award winning foody pub didn’t disappoint. I had Queen Scallops followed by a stunning char-grilled Yorkshire rib eye.
I found it fascinating to experience first hand what holiday makers to the Dales could get up to in a day. I was surprised at how much ground we managed to cover and how many things we crammed in without it being hectic or stressful in any way. Our driving soundtrack was either Bon Iver of the sound of our own voices doing impressions of Adam and Joe doing impressions of Cilla Black doing impressions of the Queen. As per this clip.