A warm, friendly Heather welcome

We are delighted to share Heather, an historic boat, artistic refuge and home for over a century, laying on the ancient Broads Waterways of Norfolk.

It is our aim to preserve the distinctive character of Heather, enabling future generations to enjoy her charms. We welcome you to explore the houseboat and bountiful riverside beyond...

Andrew, Timothy and Christopher

19 May 2017

Touring the Pennine Dales ~ 1

While in the north we had opportunity to travel east to west, across the craggy pennines, forming the high back bone of England. It was a glorious sunny day, calling at Richmond, this being a stunning stone built town, skirted by the River Swale. From Richmond, on to Wenslydale, passing interestingly named villages ~ Aysgarth, Asgrigg and Hawes, up and over winding roads, where motorists often come face to face with freely wandering sheep.

Much of the Yorkshire Dales is within the Dales National Park. It covers 841 square miles, yet no less beautiful landscapes lie outside this boundary. Every shade of colour is on show from gold and rusty moorland to shimmering silvered grass pastures and buff stone buildings, each scene creating a mood assisted by the time of year and weather.

It was noticeable how many property owners were taking advantage of the vast number of tourists driving, biking and rambling through this stunning part of the country year round; offering a wide range of services and home made products.


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