My story with Dave, the kids, Cooper, VW's & rugby

Weekend Away in the Dales

This weekend we went away with family, kids and dogs to Garsdale which is half in the Yorkshire Dales and half in Cumbria. We arrived in Friday evening, unpacked and settled straight in to the amazing cottage that is IngHeads.

ingheads garsdale

When we decided to go away this weekend we spent some time researching available holiday cottages that would tick our boxes. With us having Cooper and Mand & KC having Polly it was important for the dogs to be OK in and around the house, so we needed an enclosed garden… tick. With the kids its good with something for them to do.. so this house had a cool games room….tick. Then for the adults its always great to have a dip in a hot tub late at night with a cocktail or two …. tick. And what we were all after was a place that oozes character… tick. This place was superb, and being an hour and a half from both Ripon and Manchester it worked out really well. It had been renovated to a really high standard but retained all its original features.

back of ingheads hot tub

This is the cool games room complete with pool table, football table and a juke box

games room ingheads

and here’s the kids when they had a dip in the tub

ingheads hot tub

We had a lovely relaxing weekend, with great home cooked dinners, and lots of laughs. On Saturday we challenged ourselves to walk to the pub which was about 2 miles away by road, but we went cross country using the O/S Map in the cottage.

Stunning scenery on the way.


Lots of sheep and Spring lambs

spring lambs

Babbling brooks and meandering rivers

river in garsdale

and the stunning Dandry Mire viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle railway line just outside Garsdale station

dandry mire viaduct garsdale

“I can see the pub from here” … we had to go back into North Yorkshire to get a pint.

heading to yorkshire to the pub

and the sun was shining at the Moorcock Inn

pint in the sunshine moorcock inn

Another brilliant weekend … now what shall we do next weekend?