Kettlewell is a delightful village set in the Yorkshire Dales. Every year the villagers prepare 100s of scarecrows in various guises and locations and encourage visitors to walk the “Scarecrow Trail”, spotting scarecrows and solving associated clues which are centred round a different theme each year.
Nick Smith experienced the magic of the Scarecrows in a visit to Kettlewell…
I wanted to share our fun day out at the Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival which we experienced on a short break in the Yorkshire Dales. Nearly every property in this quaint Yorkshire village contributes to the festival, and the fun is in discovering another house or backstreet with yet another imaginative scene outside it.
From children’s favourites, such as Bob the Builder to more topical scenes and different scenario’s (such as the scarecrow wedding at the local church!) there are hundreds of these to find. A little competition (either an adult of children’s version) made it feel we were on a mini treasure hunt our own.
It was truely amazing how vivid some people’s imagination can be!