Monday, February 28, 2011


St. Gregory's church in Bedale


Wensleydale Creamery museum.
Cheese presses
Circa 1920's kitchen
Dairy equipment

Milking machines
Cream separators
Wensleydale cheese factory


Richard & me with the Wallace & Gromit sign

Church in Hawes, the little town where the cheese factory was

The Pennine Way hiking trail

I've seen a couple of these Herriot's pubs around Yorkshire (Skipton & this one in Hawes)--I'm wondering if James Herriot took his pen name from them, or if they're playing off of his popularity, or if there's no connection at all...
The creepiest looking "Gentlemen's toilet" I've ever seen!
River in Hawes

Market cross in Leyburn

On Sunday we went out to the Wensleydale cheese factory in Hawes. It was a gorgeous drive up there--windy little roads with stone walls & sheep farms :) Hawes was really nice, too. The creamery had free samples of cheese and a really nice gift shop & cafe. The museum was small, but interesting, and it only cost 2.50 (and I definitely ate at least 2 quid worth of cheese!)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tropical World vs. Marshmallow World

The Cube--Millennium Square's ice rink
Roundhay Park this morning

We woke up to snow this morning, and decided to skip Derbyshire and just go to Tropical World at Roundhay Park. It was great!