15 December 2015

A Trip to York

I’ve always liked York; I used to visit often when I was younger. It was the perfect autumn day when we drove to York the other week. We walked along by the River Ouse with the sun making the water sparkle. It reminded me of the time I went on a canal boat down the Ouse, sitting on the roof of the boat as the sun beat down. 

We walked into the centre of the city – there are lots of shops and places to eat. There’s also lots of little roads and one of the best places to walk round is The Shambles with its tiny cobbled road and little shops either side.  There’s also a really nice fudge shop (if you can find it – we didn’t this time!) We got a milkshake each from CafĂ© Nero and walked to the Minster since it was too nice of a day to be stuck inside. We didn’t go inside York Minster, but you can and entry is about £10. We finished our trip by walking along the castle wall; this gave us a different view of the Minster, as well as a brilliant view of York itself. (I also saw a hedgehog in someone’s garden.)


24 November 2015

Llama Trekking in Nidderdale

Llama trekking. I didn't even know that llama trekking was a thing until recently. I went llama trekking for my mam's birthday back in May and I would honestly recommend it to anyone. (The first two pictured are alpacas but are still cute.)

The llamas are based in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire and were easy to find as they emailed us directions. (We also did a practice run). You need to book in advance and can choose a short or longer walk; our walk was 1.5 miles which took about 2 hours. There were 3 of us in our group, we all got a llama each, but another couple got a llama between them. This may have been a wise decision as my llama was quite strong!

When we arrived we went in to where the llamas are kept and, after introductions, we were each assigned a llama based on our personalities. My llama was called Gus. I think we were a good match as he wasn't as boisterous as the others, although he did try and eat everything in sight!

During the trek we stopped for photos but I managed to take some whilst we were walking round. Gus even posed for a selfie with me! Overall, it was a fantastic day out which made me love llamas even more. I will definitely be going back in the future.

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