Walk around Stainforth: The Anatomy of a Yorkshire Village

Date: 13th April 2019
Times: 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Pendle Heritage Centre

Do you fancy a day out in the Yorkshire Dales?

If you are interested in Vernacular Buildings then come with us as we stroll around  the traditional North Yorkshire village of Stainforth.  Houses, cottages, coach houses, stepping stones, tenterfields, barns, schools, farmhouses. pinfolds, bee boles, a vicarage and a Lady’s Walk, there is plenty to see. Evidence of ancient ploughing can also be seen in the lynchets in the fields surrounding the village.

Sheep grazing on the strip lynchets, Chapel Hill. Attribution Sarah Charlesworth

We also aim to visit nearby Knight Stainforth and see the old Packhorse Bridge and if there is time and the will on the way back we can visit Jubilee or Victoria Cave, the latter the subject of a talk for the Friends several years ago and a world famous Cave.

Clothes appropriate to weather , stout footwear and as we are walking round the village there is no need for walking boots unless you want to visit Victoria Cave. Bring a packed lunch

Stainforth, outside Stockhill House. Attribution: Andy Jamieson

We will set off at 10 15am prompt,  from PHC car park.  We aim to be environmentally friendly and car share and will park on or near the YDNP car park in Stainforth – BD24 9QD at 11am.

Come and find out how Cow Cottage got its name, its not a tall storey!

There will be no alternative activity if the weather is inclement.

Distance: Around 2 miles in all.    Terrain: Mostly flat.  Some ascent and descent to the river at Knight Stainforth.

Walk Leader: Gayle Wray

Banner Image: Stepping Stones over Stainforth Beck: Attribution: John S. Turner