Hope you were able to make the most of this weekend’s good weather in the Dales. Early Sunday morning I walked from Giggleswick to Feizor beside the Craven Fault which has created some spectacular limestone scenery. While eating a snack I overheard a couple enquiring how the placename Feizor was pronounced, The local answered ‘Fayzer’ but when asked where the unusual name came from he admitted he didn’t know. I just had to look it up in a place-name book when I returned home: ‘Fiach’ is an old Celtic personal name and ‘Feitr’ an Old Norse personal name (which, rather impolitely, actually means ‘fat’) so it’s likely this was once the hut or farm of someone bearing one of these names.
Photo taken on the road out of the hamlet.

August’s Dalesman is now on sale and includes articles on a local brewery, the famous Burnsall Fell Race  and lots more.

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