Having been fortified with tea we have left the Gorge and are driving another 3 miles to the village of Middlesmoor in Nidderdale. Middlesmoor is a delightful and tiny village, consisting of a few dwellings, a pub and a church, sitting right on top of the moor. We parked the car after driving up a twisty and narrow 1 in 4 gradient. Just after the small car park the road petered out and became a farm track.
I just loved the cottages set on the hill in a little cluster alongside the church. I am sure you will love them too if you come along with me.
What a lovely place to dry the washing
Do you see the vase of flowers sitting in the wall
A back garden
Very apt as the moors are full of sheep
We are told that the best view is from the churchyard
That is the one we drove past earlier this afternoon
Hubby is wondering if I am going to be finished before it starts to rain
Our way into the churchyard - sheep country!
And our way out
I think that is it for today. We need to retrace our steps back past the gorge, the reservoir, Plately Bridge and then take a different route back to Harrogate across a different Dale so missing Darley Mill. We have had an interesting and full day.
I wonder what is in store for tomorrow?