The Yorkshire Dales and not so secret spy systems!

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The Yorkshire Dales

People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip: Julia (Russia), Mum and Dad (England)

In my opinion, the Yorkshire Dales are one of the most under rated tourist attractions in England. If you have your own car, then they simply must be visited, although public transport isn't so good in these areas. Still, if you have time on your hands, then there are plenty of places you could stop along the way. Every 10 miles you will come across some quaint village, and in between you are always treated to beautiful vistas over green, rolling hills.

Today we explored the area between Headingley and Harrogate, which is no more than 15 miles. We travelled along narrow, windy roads, passing fields filled with blossoming purple thistles and fluffy, white sheep.

Purple thistles growing on the Yorkshire Dales
Its really a simple beauty, rolling hills and contrasting shades of green. You feel a long way from anywhere, when really you are near to countless villages, and several towns.

We finished our trip at Menwith Hill, which is a top secret spy station. The place looks like a set of giant golf balls, and i'm told that they are used as an early warning system against attacks. Supposedly typing Menwith Hill into a search engine, or uploading it's name onto the internet, means they will investigate why you have an interest in the place - but that's not a bad thing for me, as it means a few more hits on my blog :D I did hear once, that should England come under attack, this will be one of the first places to be hit. Yikes, i guess we best behave then!

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The Yorkshire Dales
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Stone house in the Yorkshire Dales
Stone house in the Yorkshire Dales
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Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales
Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales
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