Friday, 21 April 2017
The tiny hamlet of Yockenthwaite sits towards the bottom end of the very pretty Langstrothdale, sliced through by the infant River Wharfe. Its famous red post box is a rather unexpected sight in the midst of all the greenery. I suppose it serves as a reminder than even these relatively remote places are still connected to the wider world.
The river here is spanned by a rather splendid 18th century packhorse bridge, its high arch again a somewhat unexpected sight in what is nowadays a quiet little dale. It is on the Dales Way, a long distance footpath from Ilkley to Bowness in the Lake District.