Mill Gill by the Ro­man­tics

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY NEWS -

WIL­LIAM WORDSWORTH was a reg­u­larly vis­i­tor to York­shire and of­ten en­joyed walk­ing tours in the York­shire Dales. In 1799 he came with his sis­ter, Dorothy, and stayed at a pub in Askrigg.

He walked to Mill Gill and, in his let­ter to Sa­muel Tay­lor Co­leridge, he de­scribes a “de­light­ful and de­li­cious val­ley” and tells how he rested be­neath a fir tree, though the firs have since been re­placed by beech and sycamores.

Turner rode into Mill Gill on horse­back in 1816. He car­ried a tiny sketch­book in his over­coat. Prof David Blake book is in the Bri­tish Li­brary and shows draw­ings of the Mill Gill wa­ter­fall and of the spec­tac­u­lar views over to Ad­dle­brough.

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