Sunday, 19 December 2010

Visit to West Yorkshire

I spent last weekend visiting my Sister in West Yorkshire. We were very fortunate, and chose the one mild weekend this month.

We visited Haworth on Friday afternoon. On Saturday we went to Hebden Bridge and walked through the woods at Hardcastle Crags to Gibson Mill, the National Trust's flagship property for sustainability.

Solar and hydro power are used for lighting etc....and a large biomass stove heats the cafe.

Local produce is used in the cafe and we sampled Tomato, and Wensleydale Soup, followed by Flapjack.

In on of the atmospheric outbuildings they also have composting toilets.

After a wintry walk back through the woods, we explored the beautiful gift shops.
Our favourite florists - Willow Garden -

and a new street of shops we hadn't discovered before, including this one, which sold wonderful things for the home.

It was a lovely weekend, very relaxing and inspiring.

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