Posted by: digibirder | September 4, 2008

And there’s more

Carrying on with the updates, the week after our trip to Bolton Abbey (see previous post) we had another trip into the Dales and went to Malham again. We were mainly going for a walk, but the day we chose happened to be the day of the Malham Show, so we decided to have a lookaround. It had the usual country events – horse jumping, livestock judging, crafts, etc. There was also a farmers’ market where we bought some delicious meat. And lunch was a scrumptious hot (organic) roast pork sandwich with all the trimmings.

A dry-stone walling competition

Sheep judging

Highland cattle and calves

Heavy horses pulling an old brewery cart

Harris Hawk at the falconry display

Merlin

A sleepy Barn Owl

Some kids doing crazy moves on BMX bikes

We spent rather longer at the show than we intended, but we eventually set off on our walk.

Behind the smithy workshop in Malham village

A Dales barn

Janet’s Foss

The view after the climb was worth it!

Telephoto shot of above scene, showing the dry-stone wall system

Looking back down towards the showground

Looking over the ridge of Malham Cove

We walked over the limestone pavement on top of the cove, down the steps at the far side and back into the village, where we made ready to set off home.

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