I spent a week at Giggleswick in the Yorkshire Dales with my wife Sarah and her twin sister Susan and husband Bill in August this year. We had a great time scrambling to the top of Malham Cove, walking along the River Lune at Kirby Lonsdale, having lunch at Aysgarth Falls and visiting the Wensleydale Cheese Shop in Hawes.
Our rented barn cottage conversion overlooked fields with sheep and swallows and a family of swallows were nesting in the porch on one of the buildings. I knew I wouldn't really be able to do too much birding during the week but on the last day I did manage to get a bit of time for some photographs at two locations the way home.
We decided to take the scenic road home from Settle, back over the tops past Malham Cove, especially as on our previous walking trip here I'd noticed that there were a few Wheatear about. At first I thought they'd all left because there were none where I had previously seen them earlier in the week, but I needn't have worried because a couple soon appeared a little further along the road.