We stopped on the outskirts of Harrogate and took in the view. Believe it or not, from atop this dale, we could hear the sheep bleeting in the field down below. This is a very beautiful and tranquil area dotted with farms where I believe the sheep outnumber the humans.
I also noticed that the sheep were painted! Depending on which farm they belong to, they have a dot of colour on their backs. I've seen dots of blue, red and green. When I had first spotted the red, I thought the sheep might have been injured but I was told it wasn't the case.
No trip is complete without visiting The Darley Mill Centre, by the River Nidd. It is a 17th century corn mill, with one of Yorkshire's largest waterwheels, a duck pond, a wonderful shop (selling country clothing, home accessories, crafts), a sweet shop (Oh this is a must! They have locally made preserves, old-fashioned candy, chocolate and homemade fudge.) and the Miller's Cottage Restaurant. Folklore has it that Darley was the home of Dick Turpin, the famous highwayman, who is alleged to have held up many a stagecoach at the nearby 'Catch-em Corner'.