Friday, 21 April 2017

Yockenthwaite


The tiny hamlet of Yockenthwaite sits towards the bottom end of the very pretty Langstrothdale, sliced through by the infant River Wharfe. Its famous red post box is a rather unexpected sight in the midst of all the greenery. I suppose it serves as a reminder than even these relatively remote places are still connected to the wider world. 



The river here is spanned by a rather splendid 18th century packhorse bridge, its high arch again a somewhat unexpected sight in what is nowadays a quiet little dale. It is on the Dales Way, a long distance footpath from Ilkley to Bowness in the Lake District. 

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful. The house near the bridge must be a magical place to live.

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  2. A beautiful place! You've captured that splendidly.

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  3. I wonder how often they empty the mail box?

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  4. Idyllic! I think the red post box is especially for photographers. ;-)

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  5. The names remind us of our 800 AD Viking history.

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  6. "Yockenthwaite." Who names these villages?

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