Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Workshop in the woods



Wensleydale is the next of the Yorkshire Dales north from Wharfedale, a scenic drive over the fells and into a valley with a very different character.  It is unusual in that the dale doesn't take its name from the river flowing through it, which is the River Ure. Nor is it named after one of its principal towns, which are Hawes and Leyburn. There is a small, quiet village called Wensley though and I visited to see its church and its candlemaker. The candlemaker's workshop and gallery is situated in an old watermill, along a woodland path. Behind it there's a waterfall, making the whole area scenic and worth a visit.

5 comments:

  1. There is often Wensleydale cheese, imported from England, for sale here and it is really good.

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  2. Pretty. Candles are -- to my surprise -- a big business over here. It seems that everyone buys them to give their homes a pleasant smell. (Easier than giving the house a good cleaning?)

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  3. Very pretty! It almost looks like a painting.

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  4. Idyllic! And I love your photos of the candles and of the candle-making equipment.

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