The Emily stone poem by Kate Bush

The Emily Stone, poem by Kate Bush

On the last leg of our Yorkshire walk we went off to find the Emily Stone. The Stone lies in Ogden Moor near to Ogden Reservoir in a place called Great Scar. On the Stone you will find a [poem](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43897500) that was written by Kate Bush and was finished in 2018, there are 4 stones in total and they all lie on a trail from their birthplace in Thorton to the family home in Haworth

Many trails make there way to the stone however we were pushed for time so we found a car park near to the Reservoir [click here ] from here we traced the beck into great scar and whitewall end when you get to end just head uphill you can’t miss the outcrop of large rocks called Ogden Clough. It takes a bit of finding the stone and there are a few steep banks so watch out. Coming back we tracked back along back lane to the car park.

Mapping where to find the Stone.

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Malham Cove

malham Cove

This walk turned out to be one of the best we have done to date. For the scenic views this walk cannot be beaten. We started from the small village of Malham, be careful car parking is mostly on road and it does fill up fast.  We first walked to Gordale Scar and you can go over this but it looked well dangerous so we back tracked back and found an alternative route. The top of Malham cove is where they filmed a sene from one of the Harry potter Films and it is one of the strangest places we have been. The route  goes over some steep steps but the path is well maintained. 

Malham cove is a large limestone formation that looks like a large curve from the bottom, however its the top where it gets interesting , it looks like large slabs of limestone with deep crevices laying in-between its good fun jumping from rock to rock. Heading back is a well kept steep rocky path with large steps so be careful on the way down. 

on top of Malham Cove

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York

A nice train ride to York for the day. We had a look around the many shops and side streets called the shambles and had a pint in a lovely little pub called the lamb and lion that I see from walking along the city walls. The highlight was a trip to York minster and then a walk up 275 steps to the top of the highest tower. The views from the top were great. We also had a 1 hour river cruise along the river Ouse to see the sights. A good trip out. 

York Minster
The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster, is the cathedral of York, England, and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe
The City walls
York has, since Roman times, been defended by walls of one form or another. To this day, substantial portions of the walls remain, and York has more miles of intact wall than any other city in England. They are known variously as York City Walls,

Knaresborough

The weather was not great so we took the train from Harrogate  to Knaresborough only a ten min journey. The little village has one of the nicest train stations looks like something out of the 50’s. There is a nice viaduct that takes the train over the river and looks spectacular from the riverside views. Also take a trip to the castle it is free to get in. Have a look at the Wikipedia link for some more info.


Knaresborough viaduct  is a viaduct in the North Yorkshire town of Knaresborough, England. The viaduct carries the Harrogate line over the River Nidd in the town
Knaresborough Castle is a ruined fortress overlooking the River Nidd in the town of KnaresboroughNorth Yorkshire, England.
The early-fifteenth century Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag is located in an old quarry on Abbey Road beside the Nidd Gorge at Knaresborough and is an early 15th century chapel cut out of the sandstone of the river gorge cliff face

Bronte falls waterfall walk.

A great Circular walk from the town of Haworth in Bronte country. You will find car parking easy enough it costs about £4.50 and the car park we picked was close to the start point of the hike across the moors. The walk is about 7 mile in total and you work your way along good paths for most of the journey, it a bit rocky near to the Bronte bridge but easy for all the family.

The Bronte bridge

The Bronte bridge runs across South Dean Beck and you will find the waterfall close by, at the time we walked there was a lack of water running down it so we never got to see it in all its glory.

Top withens farm

Top Withens (SD981353) (also known as Top Withins) is a ruined farmhouse near Haworth, West Yorkshire, England, which is said to have been the inspiration for the location of the Earnshaw family house Wuthering Heights in the 1847 novel of the same name by Emily Brontë. From Wikipedia.

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