Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival

SO successful was a festival of food and drink last summer – it attracted 12,000 people – that it is to be held again later this year.The the two-day junket is to be set at Funkirk Farm in Carleton on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23.

Festival patron Yorkshire-born James Martin will be demonstrating his art again on the Sunday and John Torode – of “Buttery Biscuit Base” Masterchef fame – will be featured on the Saturday.

I spent 3 nights at Fernside Cottage when I needed some peace and quiet. What a find! The cottage is perfect – small, very well fitted out and with stunning views over the Dales. I could not have asked for a better setting for my relaxing few days. On my next visit I will stay longer and do some sightseeing.

Carmel4 to 7 April 2017