Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Hello Aysgarth Falls

It was getting late in the day after I visited Bedale and Leyburn. Would I have time to stop off at Aysgarth Falls on my way to Hawes. Yep, I reckon I would. There is a car park next to the church and the cafe. I paid my £1.50 to park and went off down the hill heading towards the noise of the waterfall. 
A quick look at the church. 

The roar of the water grew louder. What a fantastic sight as I came over the bridge.  
Snapping away, I have picked out a few best shots. 

The waterfalls are over three locations. Upper Force, Middle Force, and Lower Force. I had time to walk the full length of the trail. 
This shot is my favourite.




It was a tad windy so I looked for a sheltered spot to make a short video. 
Time was getting on so I climbed the steep hill back to my car. Now I had to find somewhere to park for the night. I remembered that I had stayed at Hawes Youth Hostel when I was doing a long walk across the country. I wondered if I could find it again. I drove through Hawes looking for something that was recognisable to me. Yep, this seems familiar. 
I asked at reception about sleeping in my car. There is an area set aside for camping at the back, but I didn't take a tent. She said I could park in the corner at the front and sleep in my car. I paid the £15 charge for that, and booked a breakfast for 8am. I could use the facilities and there was free coffee, help yourself in the members kitchen. After I had tidied my car up ready for sleeping I went inside and spent an hour on a comfortable sofa, reading magazines and drinking coffee. 

There were a group of lads in the dining room, they were doing the Three Peaks Challenge. After breakfast it was time to move on. Hawes here I come. 
Thanks for popping in. The next instalment will follow. Toodle pip.   ilona

11 comments:

  1. Fab ilona glad you found somewhere and had breakfast and could sit inside a warm building on a sofa .. the three peaks challenge I known some girl's what done it .. have a nice DAy meanqueen. ...Levi xx
    from Lancashire

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  2. It's where Robin Hood fights Little John in the film 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991)'.
    Sandy.

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  3. Great pictures and video! The water was moving very swiftly! From the looks of trees in the video you did battle a lot of wind.

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  4. I'm loving this Ilona, pictures are amazing, thank you so much for sharing and so glad you're having a good time, take care Ilona xxx

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  5. Thank you for such brilliant pictures Ilona, glad you're having a good time. Take care, all the best, xxxx

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  6. That brings back some very happy memories, we had our honeymoon there, back in 1990! Before we discovered Scotland.

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  7. I love waterfalls too! Beautiful.

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  8. The pictures of the waterfall are wonderful. Becky from Torontoxxx

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  9. Wonderful waterfalls, who needs to go abroad! Margaret

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  10. Love seeing the YHA hostels.....Now called HI hostels......it was always so nice when backpacking around Europe to see that familiar green triangle sign in a new town and know you were home for the night.

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