Those of you that follow me on social media or are maybe reading my blog posts regularly will know that recently we headed off to the Yorkshire Dales recently for a family wedding and while there we took a little bit of time out to discover what was on the doorstep of the village of Grassington where we were staying.
Being a Bank Holiday Monday and staying in the most questionable hotel we needed to get out and explore but wanted it to be within walking distance of the hotel (although if you’re not staying locally there is a car park in the village at the start of the walk down to Linton Falls)
With blazing sunshine and plenty of energy to burn we started our walk down to the falls taking in the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and the first sign of arrival is when you spot the bridge that spans some of the falls.
Obviously being in the summer months the waterfalls are lower on water and not as dramatic as I believe they can be in the colder months but still they are stunning to look at and with a further short walk you can get down to the river bank where Joshua and Jacob were eager to get in and paddle.
There are plenty of big rocks on the edge for sitting and plenty of rock pools in and around the water ideal for catching tiny fish or building a mini rock pool with the kids.
It’s a really beautiful location and if I had realised just what it was like down there I would have packed us up a picnic and beach towels and we could have spent the whole day by the river.
Although it was a busy being a Bank Holiday Monday there was lots of room for everyone and it didn’t detract on how beautiful the area is.
The boys loved getting in the river and exploring the river beds. Jacob was loved watching the dogs jumping in and swimming. In fact he thought it was hilarious!
We would certainly consider heading back to this part of the country if we were planning a family weekend away. With it’s winning roads and breaking scenery the Yorkshire Dales will certainly be seeing the Oliver’s back to do some further exploring.