Dalesman’s Diary: December 2023

A Dalesman’s Diary December 2023 Dr Elaine Laycock on the frontline in Bosnia It will not be this Christmas, indeed, it may not be next Christmas, but one day soon, Yorkshire grit and determination will mean that humanitarian aid workers lost in conflict will be...

Walk archive: Penyghent and Plover Hill

Penyghent and Plower Hill with Steve Goodier (February 2016) Start/Parking: The National Park car park on the main road (B6479) through Horton in Ribblesdale. This is pay and display and can get very full on fine days so aim to arrive early.Distance: 8.7 miles (14...

Recipe archive: Spotted Dog

Spotted Dog Mrs Simkins’ Country Kitchen: February 2016 Spotted dog is another name for spotted dick. It seems both names for this favourite old nursery steamed pudding come from an early colloquial word for pudding: puddick or puddog and that absolutely no...

Seeing the Light

Seeing the light Helen Johnson talks to Architectural glass artist Alan Davis. (November 2012) Since Alan Davis came to Yorkshire in the 1980s, his work has become part of the fabric of the county. Alan is an archi­tectural glass artist, and his stained glass adorns...

The Story of Lad

The Story of Lad From The Yorkshire Dalesman: March 2013 Dales-born director Dan Hartley talks about his first feature film. “I grew up in the Dales. Every formative​ experience I had was shaped by the landscape ​that surrounded me. I can’t begin to ​describe just how...