"Mill Top" is a sunny, second floor apartment at the front of the mill, with views across the garden to the river and down the valley, where the footpath rises over the fields to Kirkby Malham. In addition there is a patio which is a real sun trap and plenty of other places where you can sit outside and enjoy a drink, a picnic or read a book. You are also free to wander through the eight acres of grounds which include gardens, woodland, a mill leet and pond.
The first building down-river from the source of the River Aire, Scalegill is about a mile from Malham village and walks from the site include those to Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janets Foss. Birdlife is prolific, with dippers nesting under the building, heron fishing in the river, goldfinches, peregrine falcon at the cove, and many other species easily spotted. And, if you are lucky, you may even see kingfishers.
The local pub, "The Victoria", is within walking distance - 10 minutes over the fields, 15 minutes along the lane. It is a real 'locals' pub, serving Real Ale and good food, and has a particularly good reputation for steaks and fish-and-chips.
Calling all bell ringers ...
The apartment 'Mill Top' has been enjoyed by several visiting bell ringers from around the country and there are many local towers to sample, which all make visitors very welcome. The bells at Kirkby Malham are rung on a Sunday morning before the morning service, usually from 9.15 until 10 am and practise night is on a Tuesday. Much more information can be found on malhamdale.com.
Other local practices take place on:
For further details on these towers (e.g. location), please see the YACR Western Branch website: http://www.yacrwestern.org.uk/
Last modified: Tuesday, 06-Jul-2010 17:36:38 BST