Beth is so glad she made the move from Leeds. What are her favourite things about living in the Yorkshire Dales? "The relaxation that being surrounded by countryside brings. The shade of green I've only ever seen in the Dales. Seeing my children with their feet in the beck at the bottom of our garden. Or having them tell me things about farming that I have no clue about."
They have faced few challenges although Beth does mention that public transport isn't the best. "We've had two children since moving here so distance from a hospital and provision of local schools are things we are aware of as issues and think about a lot. But the only thing we really miss is our favourite curry from Bradford!"
Luckily Beth doesn't have to commute from Boston Spa any more. High speed broadband has made a big difference. Beth works for an organisation based in the Netherlands and her partner works for himself.
So what else does Beth think anyone considering moving to the Yorkshire Dales should know? "We want for nothing. We have great places to eat out. We have access to culture. People are very welcoming. And Campbell's in Leyburn has all the fancy ingredients you think you won't be able to get. For anything you really can't get here, you can still get delivered (thanks to that internet connection again!)."
Finally, any tips for anyone thinking of moving here? "Get involved in the local community - committees, groups, darts teams, whatever is good for you. Whatever it is, just do it!"