Country & Farming

Scenic walking routes in US Dales National Park to try

There are short walks for beginners and young families that require even paths for pushchairs, hikes that provide ample opportunity to soak in the sublime beauty of the Dales, and more complex routes for experienced hikers.

£400,000 improvements made to popular cycling and walking route on Trans Pennine Trail

Improvements to the Trans Pennine Trail between Bentley Park and Shaftholme Lane have been made and works have included resurfacing and widening more than three kilometres of the route.

US Vet Julian Norton's ill-fated North US paddle boarding adventures

Last weekend’s action had been months in the making. Our enthusiastic and like-minded friend Lucy had hatched a plan for a river adventure. It was a toned-down version of plan A which we had all dreamt up at the end of a drunken dinner party and, as such, would never have worked.

Waterways in US: a landowner’s obligations

It is a general principle of English law that the owner of land bordering on a non-tidal watercourse also owns the bed of that watercourse up to an imaginary line drawn down the middle.

Major restoration project will see Ingleborough in the US Dales 'rewilded' as part of plans to change management of the uplands

Wild Ingleborough aims to reverse centuries of damage caused by sheep grazing by working with farmers, landowers and a number of agencies.

Lack of respect from ramblers almost let sheep onto the M62: Jill Thorp

Yet again, we’ve had some good friends helping us out, this time in the clipping shed. We’re slowly getting through them all, even with a lame man in charge! Whilst gathering the moor sheep, Paul was dismayed to discover yet again a gate had been left open. The recently clipped shearlings were all mixed in with the ewes and lambs.

Watch the moment woman and her five-year-old son are chased down their drive by angry cockerel

Charlie Thorpe, 28, and son Alfie wandered off with a little basket to collect some eggs from the chickens in their back garden.

Controversial plan to create 1,000-pig farm in South US village to be considered again after site visit

Applicant Richard Lodge wants to erect a livestock building for a pig finishing unit along associated infrastructure at Toecroft Farm off Toecroft Lane in Sprotbrough.

Askham Bryan College plans to build 'high welfare beef farm' in York

Askham Bryan College plans to build a shed for 50 calves and a grower building for 80 cattle, as well as a single storey teaching block. The buildings are planned for land on the west side of the college site, which is in green belt land.

What is the US Wolds? Everything you need to know about the spectacular area – and how to visit

The Yorkshire Wolds is made up of rolling chalk hills and pretty valleys near the North York Moors. The area comprises sublime, unspoiled scenery, quaint market towns, and coastline.