Autumn Walking in Aysgarth

September 30, 2010

August saw the arrival of two new members of staff at YDMT, Leah Cardus who has become our new receptionist and Tessa Wiggans, helping with the fundraising team. Tessa started off with helping with this year’s Autumn Walk in Aysgarth, here you can find out how it went…

At Asygarth Falls

After finding out on my first day of work I would be helping to organise and participate in an Autumn walk, I was very happy to say the least! After all the bad weather over the past few weeks, we were lucky enough to have the perfect weather for our walk in Aysgarth. Dave Tayler and Judy Rogers came along to help and made the walk extremely interesting with their extensive knowledge of the surrounding areas! Walking a circular 5 miles trip from Aysgarth Falls, we discovered many things around the area and I was very happy to spend the day with seven of our supporters, all very interesting people with great knowledge and passion for the Dales.

Dave tells us about Speckled Wood Butterflies

Wherever you go in the Dales you are bound to come across a project the trust has helped with. Aysgarth is no exception, with the beautifully restored Edwardian rock garden and war memorial in the village centre, Cross Wood – our first donor wood close by and the Heritage Access Project.

After an unexpected slight detour which led us to a path showing a spectacular view of the valley, we headed back to the falls, ready for our lunch at the Falls Country Club. We all tucked into a hearty lunch of homemade, locally sourced food provided by the very lovely lady Anne Kiely. Anne is a big supporter of the Trust’s work and is always happy to help.

I had a thoroughly enjoyable day and look forward to participating in the coming seasonal walks and meeting many more of our supporters – watch out for details of our next Winter walk!

Stopping for a break… or are we lost?!