This was a new location for us, and we stayed in Walworth Castle (near Darlington) in County Durham.
Our first walk was to Piercebridge
where we enjoyed exploring the Roman Fort.
The next day we went to Barnard Castle
where we walked around the castle and to Cotherstone and back along the Tees:
On our final day we returned to Piercebridge
and walked via Summerhouse to Gainford
and back along the river.
Our walking holiday around Conwy always offers spectacular views of the North Wales coast. We go at this time of the year as it’s even better with the gorse and heather in flower.
Our first walk was around the Druid’s Circle:
with a walk back along the coast:
and views of Conwy Mountain:
which was our route on the second day, when we did a circular walk to Conwy:
On our final day we had a walk up and around the Great Orme:
and enjoyed great views of Llandudno.
This is a great place for people who like waterfalls, wild flowers
and walking in the dales.
We stay at West Witton, a small dales village 3 miles from Leyburn in Wensleydale.
We walked from West Witton to Wensley, visited West Burton and Aysgarth Falls, and Middleham Castle.
The Caerlyr Hall Hotel is one of our finest hotels for character and location. The above photo shows the view from the hotel.
Our walk up Conwy Mountain gives spectacular views of Llandudno and the Great Orme:
and Conwy Castle:
We’ll be back in 2012, see here for dates.