Date: Friday, 25th May 2012

Weir below Grassington

What amazing weather today and with the temperature still in the 20’s we decided to head off into the Yorkshire Dales for a picnic.  But where to choose?  It needed to be reasonably close, I wanted water within earshot and somewhere to stroll with the dog.  Initially, we set off for Bolton Abbey only to find that last entry to the car park by the river is 5:30pm (and that after negotiating an extremely narrow bridge between the Devonshire Arms and the Abbey where we only had a couple of inches either side to spare – not going that way again).  So, rather than renegotiate the narrow bridge we drove on to Grassington where they have a very large grassy car park just a short walk (200 yards) from the village shops.

No parking overnight (official at least) which is a real shame.  They could easily create a France type Aire for 3 to 5 motorhomes all of whom would spend money in the village.  Parking is pretty cheap, £2.50 for 4 hours.

From the car pan you can follow a narrow path down to the river with beautiful views and a footbridge to converted mill houses.  Absolutely worth a visit.  It’s 8/10 from us.
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