I've written about The Yorkshire Dales on my blog many times, it's a place we return to again and again as it's somewhere we love and it's close enough for a day trip. Mick took another day off work last Friday so as the nice weather was holding up we decided that a trip to The Dales was in order.
I never tire of scenery like this.
We started off in Leyburn where it was market day. Thankfully it wasn't very busy. It's not a huge market but there were a good mix of stalls.
Another place we often visit when we're in The Dales is the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes. We can't resist bringing some of their cheese home with us, I'm very partial to Wensleydale. It was much quieter than it usually is, but they do have a queueing system in operation if it does get busy.
My main draw to The Dales is the scenery. Everywhere is looking so lush at the moment after all the rain we had during May.
There's lots of lambs in the fields just now but this sheep looked very fat as though she still had to give birth. I don't know very much about sheep but I thought they'd have all had their lambs by now. Perhaps I'm wrong.
It was a lovely day. I'm never disappointed with my choice of destination when I choose The Dales for an outing, it's one of my favourite places.
And if you were wondering, Mick chose Wensleydale and Fountains Gold in the creamery, and of course doubled up as Eleanor is a cheese lover too. Now that she's got her own house it's costing us a fortune!