On Saturday, after exploring York and the York Minster in the morning, we rented a car and drove to the Yorkshire Dales. We hiked to the Aysgarth Falls, and continued hiking on a circular path through the countryside to get back to our car at the visitor’s center. It was a beautiful day, giving us a chance to experience the lush, rich landscape that inspired so many artists.
The waterfalls reminded me a bit of the gorge near Canajoharie, NY. The steps in the riverbed and erosion of the fossil-rich limestone were very similar.
After visiting the falls, we followed a path that took us through some fields where we met sheep and many dog-sized rabbits. While the autumn leaves weren’t as brilliant as they are at home, the grass was a deep, lush green, and the low sun gave a warm glow to the scenery.