8. Riccal Dale - Autumn and Spring with a walk amongst the bluebells
Late Summer and Autumn walking in Riccal Dale
Walking in Riccal Dale: One approach to a circular walk in Riccal Dale is to start from the village of Pockley with its pretty thatched houses.
Walking in Riccal Dale: The track from Pockley down into Riccal Dale.
Autumn Scenes in Riccal dale
Walking in Riccal Dale: At the top northern end of Riccal Dale towards Autumn and in the distance then open high moorland of heather.
The landscape artist Peter Hicks working in Riccal Dale.
Spring in Riccal Dale
Walking in Riccal Dale: The pictures speak for themselves. Riccaldale has the greatest display of bluebell flowers I've ever seen.
Walking in Riccal Dale: Riccal Dale is just north of the A170 Helmsley-Pickering road, about 2 miles east of Helmsley. Need an OS map to find it.
Walking in Riccal Dale: Lots of primroses on the sides of the woodland and forest tracks.
Walking in Riccal Dale: Bluebell watching!
Walking in Riccal Dale: The Northern landscape artist Peter M. Hicks working in Riccal Dale, a great source of inspiration.
Walking in Riccal Dale: BUT there is much more to Riccal Dale than the bluebells. It is a great place for many wild flowers and further up Riccal dale there are great views south back down the Dale and north in the direction of Bransdale.
Walking in Riccal Dale: Views at the north end of Riccal dale.
Walking in Riccal Dale: Bransdale in the far distance.
Walking in Riccal Dale: View from the parking area and picnic spot near Cowhouse Bank Wood
Walking in Riccal Dale: There is a multitude of wild flowers, including orchids, throughout Riccal dale.
Walking in Riccal Dale: Wood Sorrel growing in the fork of a tree trunk.
Walking in Riccal Dale: Climbing up the path at hasty Bank farm to begin the return to Pockley Village
Walking in Riccal Dale: Old barns at Hasty Bank Farm
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