Sunday, 23 January 2011

A touch of colour on a grey day at Great Givendale

Today was a grey day on the Yorkshire Wolds. A leaden grey sky damping the spirits and draining the colour from the landscape until we passed by the head of the valley known as Great Givendale. A series of ponds sits in the valley bottom and springing from it was this dash of colour.

Great Givendale was featured in a book by Richard Fuller, the farmer of the land, called "Givendale - A farm in harmony with nature".  The book tells the tale of the dale through the seasons. Richard Fuller is, I believe, the father of well known wildlife artist Robert Fuller who has a gallery a few miles north of here.

Great Givendale is well worth a walk through whether it be Summer or Winter and can be incorporated in to a circular walk from Millington. Refreshments can be had at the Gait Inn or Ramblers Rest Cafe in Millington.

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