Kilnsey Show – A day in photos

There can be fewer locations better for a country show than Kilnsey in Wharfedale. The show spreads across the flat fields in the valley floor and has the dramatic face of Kilnsey Crag towering over it. Every year there’s a show here on the Tuesday after the second August Bank Holiday …

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Up and down dale

A summer’s day in Arkengarthdale: birds, sheep, Shorthorn cattle, sun and rain.

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From the moon to a ‘fizzy’ dog: in the company of three Dales farmers.

A day meeting farmers and exploring the Marie Hartley woodcut collection at the Dales Countryside Museum

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Tan Hill Show (looking back to May)

If the weather is fine, the Tan Hill show ground is one of the most scenic you will come across. At 1732 feet (528 metres) above sea level, however, perched as it is on the edge of the Pennines, it may well be in cloud – which it was in 2016.

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Hawes Tup Sales, October

October is a busy month for buying and selling as farmers do their best to ensure that their flock will have the right rams or tups, and a strong collection of breeding ewes. Before the selling starts inside, the judging of sheep, in several classes, gives everyone a chance to see what will be going into the ring.

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Welcome to the blog!

Welcome to the Voices From the Dales blog! Over the next few months this blog will grow as posts are added about farm visits, shows and sales, what’s going on in the museum, archives, curious findings, weather, the environment … and much more. Please join us and if you’d like to write  guest blog with your own story about farming and landscape in the Yorkshire Dales – just use our contact page.


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