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Gargrave is a beautiful village nestling in the Yorkshire Dales about 4 miles from the lovely market town of Skipton. It boasts, among many things, a fish and chip shop, a couple of very nice cafes, a couple of even nicer pubs, lots of accommodation and a Co-Op, oh and a Premier Inn for anyone wishing to stay.
Gargrave straddles the River Aire, and it has the Leeds and Liverpool Canal running through it. Gargrave is a popular tourist destination and is known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. It is also part of the Pennine Way.
The course is an out and back course, firstly going towards Skipton and then back to Gargrave and out towards the Dales and back (dependant on your distance). Underfoot is made up of some towpath but it is mainly grass and it is traily but very picturesque.

Glorious Gargrave – Leeds Liverpool Canal

Gargrave, North Yorkshire, GB

With the old English name of Elmeslac, Helmsley predates the Domesday Book. It was first settled in around 3,000 BC and small farming communities lived in the town throughout the Neolithic period, Bronze and Iron Ages and into Roman times. The lands around Helmsley were held by William the Conquerors brother. You can still visit the ruins of the Norman castle, and see ancient oak trees in Duncombe Park dating from this time.

The oldest surviving house in Helmsley is the medieval Canons Garth, the vicarage. The Norman castle, dating back over 900 years, evolved over the centuries, from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion, to a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin. It is open all year round for visitors to enjoy, under the care of English Heritage. The Walled Gardens also enjoy a historic past, tracing their roots back to 1759.

Duncombe Park Running Festival- Helmsley

York, GB

Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of beautiful grounds. The idyllic village of Cawthorne is close by and the two are surrounded by ample fields and trails that provide the perfect setting for an evening race.

Cannon Hall was originally owned by Gilbert Canun, sold on in later years to John Spencer, despite significant investments the hall was found almost empty when it was sold to the corporation in 1951, it is to their credit that a passion to reignite the interest and passion for this beautiful historic building has resulted in it been a place by many visitors and families.

Cannon Hall Dash

Cawthorne, South Yorkshire, GB

The first mention of Bramley comes in the Domesday Book compiled for William the Conqueror in 1086. The Bram part of the name occurs in several other Yorkshire village names such as Bramhope and Bramham.

In Old English (the language of the Anglo-Saxons) it signifies the broom plant. Ley means a clearing. It would seem therefore that Bramley started out life as 'a clearing covered with broom'.

In recent years the town has been referred to as the village that disappeared, the demolition of many historic buildings left many of the local residents unhappy, with a feeling of disappointment that the true character of the town had been lost for ever.

Despite the change in the buildings and appearance of the town what has remained is the true gritty character of genuine Yorkshire folk and the friendly feeling.

Bramley 10k 2018

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

Two days of races on the trails around Kirkstall Abbey. Whether you take on the challenge of the 31 mile ultra, or opt for the marathon or half marathon, or a combination, the choice is yours. You can run on Friday or Saturday, or both. Three undulating multi-terrain lapped races consisting almost entirely of trails, with short road sections.

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival 2018

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

The Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker will be a jolly good merriment of festive fun. There will be tables laden (scrooge style) with mulled wine, chocolate baubles and Christmas cake, Yum, Yum and there may be even a plum pudding and bauble designed medal at the end.

Interestingly A Christmas Carol the famous Scrooge story penned by Charles dickens was believed to be inspired by Dickens stay in the Yorkshire town of Malton. Back in the early 19th century a building in Chancery Lane, Malton housed the Smithson families, law practice. As part of his training Charles Smithson spent his time in London and met and formed a relationship with Charles Dickens. Dickens spent a lot of time with the Smithson family in Malton. and it is believed that he modelled Scrooges counting house on the Chancery Lane premises.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Christmas Cracker 2018

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

Elsecar Trail running festival and Santa Dash along the lovely Transpennine trail.

Enjoy a fantastic winter weekend of running along the lovely transpennine trail. On Saturday 16th, distances include the marathon and half marathon and on Sunday 17th you can run the 10k or for the second year running the fantastic Santa dash (fancy dress encouraged).

Elsecar Trail Running Festival and Santa Dash 2018

Brampton Bierlow, South Yorkshire, GB