Pen View A Real Gem!!!!

by John
(Ottawa, Canada)

Whilst looking for some tuition in Dry Stone Walling I was recommended to contact Clifford Bailey by the Secretary of the Yorkshire Dry Stone Wall Guild - and I did. Clifford agreed to provide some important one on one training in the art of Dry Stone Wall repair.


I also discovered his and his wife's B&B, Pen View in Thoralby, Yorkshire. To say that it is good is an understatement, They are a great couple, welcoming and very knowledgeable about the Dales. The week I spent there was nothing short of fantastic. From the delicious breakfast and the beautiful lunches on to the incredible Steak Pie for an evening meal.

The surrounding countryside must be home to some of the most amazing walks with views in the country - a breathtaking sight around every corner or just over every rise. The people are just people-friendly. More importantly, interesting and more than happy to pass on information about the area.

Truly I am not sure where you could find better.

For this trip I was on my own. But I am sure, after I show my wife the pictures of the area I have taken, we will be back to enjoy more of Clifford and Audrey's wonderful friendship and hospitality.

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