Sunday, 25 July 2010

Kettlewell cottage

The village of Kettlewell is a typical Dales village, with a cluster of stone cottages and a village church. It sits on a bend in the River Wharfe. A small stream - Kettlewell Beck - flows right through the centre (see map), bridged at both the top and bottom end of the village. The village has three pubs, a village shop, a garage (rare in these parts!), a Youth Hostel, some tourist shops, cafés and bed & breakfast accommodation. It also famously holds a 'Scarecrow' Festival every August when hundreds of decorative scarecrows appear throughout the village.

8 comments:

  1. OOh lovely, you'll have to go back in August then! I also love yesterday's photo. Forgive the cliché PLEASE, but this is All Creatures Great and Small!

    Take the ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff and you'll be in Finistère! ;-)

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  2. This and your last three or four shots are very much 'England', especially the Dales. Nice ones.

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  3. I have walked through Kettlewell more than once, but haven't yet been around at the time of the scarecrow festival; though I've certainly heard of it!

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  4. That's where i'm dreaming to live since years!!
    I hope you'll have the opportunity to go back in August and show us the scarecrow festival!

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  5. As I struggle to restore order to my large garden, I look wistfully at this beautiful little display -- heavenly!

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  6. Flowers against a backdrop of stone always catch my eye! Lovely! (Oh and to answer your question about my on-line Blurb book...I've had it on my sidebar for some time now, but I change things around a bit now and then so that's why you probably just now noticed it.) You should do one too, they are fun and pretty inexpensive!! ~Lili

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