Let's start right in the middle in Yockenthwaite, by the river Wharfe in Langstrothdale. Nearby is the home of artist Fiona at Nethergill Farm, a passionate conservationist inspired by huge changing skies, awe inspiring wildlife and rich ancient hay meadows. Yockenthwaite is where you'll find the Hird family who have farmed the area since 1842, lambing over 1000 ewes. They're best known for their delicious
Yockenthwaite Farm Granola, lovingly hand made from a blend of whole grains, nuts and seeds, drizzled with honey and then slowly baked into crunchy clusters.
Enjoy a wonderful wildlife walk from Yockenthwaite to Cray or onwards to the historic The George Inn at Hubberholme, where the centuries-old annual (first Monday of the year) land-letting auction takes place. Known as the 'Hubberholme Parliament' it's when local farmers gather to bid for 16 acres of pastureland owned by the church. The vicar oversees the proceedings and sits in the House of Lords (dining room) while the bidding takes place in the House of Commons (the bar). The highest bid made when the candle flickers out wins the auction.
PS. If you think you'd like to live here, take a look at this eco-farm, nature barn for educational groups, and holiday cottages for sale through Carter Jonas Harrogate.