Weekending in the Yorkshire Dales

You know that point you get to in a week when you think "I just need a break!" well I hit that point last week and thankfully was saved by an impromptu trip to the Yorkshire Dales. I've never been to the Dales before but I knew I wanted a bit of seclusion and plenty of fresh air. Spoiler - Embsay delivered on both fronts.

We stayed in a little cottage style Airbnb, The Rabbit Hole, which was genuinely the most gorgeous place I've stayed. We didn't use the car for the entire weekend and instead walked and trekked our way around Embsay and Skipton sampling a fantastic local walk and all the delights that Skipton has to offer.
We were recommended a walk up Embsay Crags but there was a lot of snow and ice on the ground so I wasn't overly keen when we got near the peak, but my other half duly obliged and kept me talking on our descent to take my mind off the height! 
We climbed 1800ft to reach the peak and all I can say is, wow. It was a good 5mile circular walk from our place and we've already said we're heading back in the Summer to do it again. It wasn't the easiest walk, but the views made it worth it.
In Skipton, we stumbled across a little pub called the Woolly Sheep Inn and we were astounded by the amazing food! I had a chicken breast with chorizo fricasse and Greg opted for the pork belly - safe to say we demolished our food and finished it with hot chocolates and coffee to warm up before the walk back.
I really enjoyed our mini break to the Dales and I would love to go back and see some of the waterfalls that we didn't get to this time, there are loads of gorgeous Airbnb places in that vicinity and we're already looking at another place in Snowdonia for next month sooo....adventure awaits!

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