Skipton Auction Mart is the venue for Yarndale, and it is situated about a mile and a half from the town centre. As you can see from the above photograph, it is rather picturesque and nestles beautifully amidst the rolling Yorkshire countryside.
It’s super easy to arrive at the auction mart on wheels, and there is a very spacious car park to accommodate you if you drive. The Yarndale team has also organised a fabulous shuttle bus to trundle back and forth between the festival and the train station for the duration of the weekend. We felt this was a pretty essential service to provide….no good having a whole gang of yarn-a-holics hanging about in town, desperate for some woolly action and no way of getting there at speed! And at the end of a busy, creative, yarn infested day, when your Yarndale bag is bulging with scrummy goodies and you are happily exhausted, you have the luxury of being able to ride back into town. Bliss.
Here in Yarndaleland, we are keeping all available body parts crossed for great weather during the last weekend in September. We want it to be beautiful here for you. Ok, if not gorgeously beautiful, dry will do. No wet stuff falling from the sky thank you very much. And if it is dry weather, we would very much love you to step out and experience The Yarn Walk.
The walk from the train station will give you a lovely half an hour stroll. You cross the bridge over the picturesque canal with its colourful resident narrow boats, then follow the path into the wide green expanse of Aireville Park…
….there is a pathway leading you right through the park, with benches along the way if you feel the need to pause for a bit.
The route is littered with railings and fences….
….wrought iron gates….
….lamp posts and trees….
….benches and bins….
…. and even an old band stand.
But I think you’ll agree it is all so OrDinArY, and for the Yarndale weekend, we want to turn this walk into something EXtRa-ordinary. We want to create an amazing Yarn Walk for you, a walk that will deliver you lots of woolly pleasure, will fill you with creative happiness, and make you smile and laugh out loud. There is a small group of very over excited yarn-o-holics in Skipton who have already begun knitting and hooking up a colourful storm.
We are the Yarndale Yarnbombers!
Would you like to have a peek at our Inspiration Pinboards? Want to see what sort of thing makes us come over all giddy?
Ok, feast your eyes on this little lot……
See you in September, yarn lovers ♥