Summer is marching on let’s hope it’s going to be a flaming hot June . We have had a very busy May and it culminated with the Spring Bank Holiday celebrations in Askrigg , our scarecrow once again was outside the house. This year’s theme was Children’s Books so we chose the Snow Queen and got to work. She stood proudly outside the house and entertained many passers-by.
It was a busy weekend with the Children’s sports afternoon, Morris Dancers around the Market Cross and the fancy dress parade-it’s a weekend we look forward to every year.
June is the best time to see the wildflower meadows before the hay-cutting begins in mid-July to ensure the animals don’t go hungry over winter.
There is a lovely wildflower walk along Askrigg Bottom Meadow, it is one of the best examples of Northern Hay meadows. Take a look at the route just here.
Swaledale and Muker meadows are also some of the best areas to see wildflower summer meadows.
There’s lots going on in the area this month to suit all types of visitors, here’s just a few events we’d recommend:
The Swaledale Festival is in full swing with lots of events from 2nd-16 June.
The Dales Festival of Food and Drink 15/16 June.
Not forgetting some more great Dales Events-Sunday 9th June 2pm-5pm head to Askrigg Brewery for a jazz and blues afternoon with Kiki de Ville as seen on BBC The Voice, find out more here.
If you haven’t made the trip up to Askrigg yet, or you’d love to come and stay with us again we’re offering a special Late-Summer rate 22nd July-31st August, find out more here.
Finally, a little poem from one of our guests, they leave us one every time they stay with us!
Hilary and I know the score, because we have been here before. A most friendly pair. Serving excellent fare. And a pub that’s is almost next door.