A Weekend In Wensleydale

School was closed for the day on Friday so this meant one thing – a long weekend away in the caravan. We try to keep the journeys short on weekends away so that we can set off  as soon as the boy returns home from school and hopefully arrive at our destination in time for tea.

With this in mind we decided to stay within our home county of Yorkshire and visit one of our favourite areas  – Wensleydale.


This is such a lovely part of Yorkshire, most people will have heard of it because of the  famous cheese that is produced here but there is so much more to this area. The scenery is typically English, rolling hills and dry-stone walls, picture perfect market towns and centuries old farms.

Our reason for visiting this weekend was that we had booked tickets for an intriguing attraction called “The Forbidden Corner“, billed as the strangest place in the world  – who could resist!

The place can only be described as part eccentric folly, part labyrinth. You enter through the gaping mouth of a stone giant and are plunged into an Alice in Wonderland world of puzzles and riddles. Around every corner you are faced with a surprise, it just gets curiouser and curiouser……..

The entrance to the underworld…..

If you go down to the woods today…….

…..be sure of a nice surprise!

I won’t go into too much detail as I don’t want to spoil any surprises for future explorers however in our opinion this has to be the best attraction we have visited in the UK. We all agreed that without a doubt it most definitely lived up to its claim of being the strangest place in the world!


2 thoughts on “A Weekend In Wensleydale

    • Mrs Simplicity says:

      I’m not sure you’d want to be here this Summer, the weather has been awful! Having said that I do like living here and aim to see as much as the UK as possible (although due to the rubbish weather we have given in and are planning a trip somewhere a little warmer next month…..)

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