Tag Archives: sheep

Ripley Show is a great day out

Ripley Show is a great day out!


Held on the second Sunday in August; we were at Ripley Show today, Sunday 9th August 2015 from 9am till late,  and what a great time we had – Ripley Show is a great day out!

As always, the animals are beautiful, but it’s people watching that makes the day,  Yorkshire folk at their best; judging, relaxing, exhibiting and enjoying a day in the country, God’s finest indeed.

L1003146 L1003144 L1003131 L1003135 L1003137 L1003117 L1003112 L1003110 L1003109 L1003108 L1003102 L1002999 L1002980 L1003013


The show venue is Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA.


The show is organised by The Ripley and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society, a member of the Yorkshire Federation of Show Societies.


The show represents the local farming and country community and the organisers are very grateful to Sir Thomas Ingilby Bt for permission to hold the show in the beautiful grounds of Ripley Castle.


There are many animals on show including the following classes – I hope you like some of my photos, and make a date for next year!

L1003090 L1003089 L1003088 L1003087

Heavy Horses, Hunters M&M, Children’s Classes
(showing & jumping)

L1003152 L1003151 L1003084 L1003083 L1003076 L1003073 L1003067 L1003066 L1003065

Companion Dog Show, Dog Agility, Terrier Racing
(entries on the day)

L1002979 L1002977 L1002976 IMG_5662 IMG_5661 IMG_5660 IMG_5659 IMG_5658 L1003053 L1003052 L1003051 L1003049 L1003047 L1003046 L1003044 L1003039 L1003038 L1003037 L1003036 L1003031 L1003033 L1003028 L1003024 L1003022 L1003020 L1003018 L1003017 L1003016 L1003014 L1003012 L1003011 L1003009 L1003005 L1002996 L1002995 L1002993 L1002992 L1002991 L1002990 L1002985 L1002984 L1002983 L1002981 L1002980

Sheep, Cattle and Pigs

L1003100 L1003099 L1003098 L1003097 L1003095 L1003094

Vintage Machinery and Tractors

L1003093 L1003091

Yorkshire’s largest and finest display of Vintage Tractors

L1003143 L1003141 L1003140 L1003139 L1003130 L1003128 L1003127 L1003126 L1003125 L1003124 L1003123 L1003122 L1003121 L1003120 L1003114

Horticulture, Produce and Handicrafts

Click here to view/download the schedule


Sheep of Wensleydale

Home alone this weekend; so no excuses; had to get out there.


So I started in the beautiful landscape of Wensleyday, following a short drive to West Burton, three miles south of Aysgarth, deep in the dale and suitably off the beaten track.

The locals were pleased to see me

The locals were pleased to see me

West Burton must win some awards each year as one of the most picturesque villages in Wensleydale.


A very helpful local with a black labrador set me off on a circular walk, taking in the sights and the sounds of real Wensleydale, and it was at this point that I realised it was really only about me and the sheep, so I dedicate this post to the sheep of Wensleydale…

L1001026 L1001030 L1001033 L1001035 L1001039 L1001044 L1001052 L1001053 L1001056 L1001057 L1001059 L1001061 L1001066 L1001067 L1001071 L1001072 L1001082 L1001084 L1001133

although I did take in some other sights also – including a beast of a castle at Bolton Castle, a place I will be visiting again once it re-opens (14th Feb 2015)  Bolton Castle

L1001137 L1001138 L1001144 L1001141 L1001146 L1001145

as well as the much overlooked West Burton Waterfalls

L1001097 L1001095 L1001090 L1001089 L1001086


and the beautiful dales countryside between Hawes, Leyburn and Aysgarth

L1001132 L1001131 L1001130 L1001126 L1001118 L1001122 L1001121

I hope you enjoyed my pictures today!