Nidderdale, 12 November 2017
We went to Yorkshire Dales on the promise of good but windy weather. It was indeed blustery on the moor, but quiet down in the deep Nidd valley.
The blue line shows our track. The "P" icon is the parking spot, and the arrow shows the direction of travel.
The valley is very picturesque, particularly in good visibility. The heather is burning in the distance.
The river bed is mostly dry here.
A stone Korovai.
Goydon Pot entrance. We have never visited such a large cave without a guide.
The cave slopes down and after about 50 m leads to a large hall with a river at the bottom. We felt like we entered a different world. We did not go any further than the hall.
The rocks are peppered with fossils.
View towards Kettlewell. There are some farms scattered around. This is an abandoned field barn, they are quite common here. They were used to house cattle during winter months, and upstairs there was room for hay.
The sheep in this field were painted in bright red-brown colour. Farmers usually mark their sheep with a spot of colour, but we haven't seen sheep completely painted from top to bottom. They blend into the environment very well.
Last shelter before getting back on the open moor.
Burning heather in the valley.