Hawes is a market town and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire. The town is at the head of Wensleydale, on the River Ure, its name deriving from the Old Norse word hals, meaning a "pass between mountains"
Hawes is set 850 feet above sea level and is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with plenty of traditional shops and the Dales Countryside Museum, attached to the old Hawes Railway Station.
The town has been home to the world famous Wensleydale Creamery since 2015. The cheese manufacturer makes several varieties of cheese, but is most notable as a producer of Yorkshire Wensleydale; a variety of Wensleydale cheese with PGI status.
Old Station Yard
Brunt Acres Road,
Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3NT
Hawes United play just along from the Dales Countryside museum at the end of the railway line. At the pitch entrance there’s a couple of large benches on the hill and seating at the sides, but this ground is all about the stunning backdrop.
Hawes United 5(Richardson 39 Spink 72,81 Wilkinson 75 Acton 86)
Reeth & District Athletic Club 1(Wallace 59)
Scotts Storage Wensleydale Football League matchday 20
5th v 9th
The referee turned up one minute before the scheduled kick off time with the players on the pitch ready to go. Following a night of heavy rain he inspected the pitch, and although he didn’t look happy with some parts, thankfully the match went ahead.
Hawes missed an array of chances in the first half with some fine saves from the Reeth ‘keeper and the woodwork coming to their rescue. They finally took the lead shortly before the break when Ryan richardson scrambled home the opener.
Reeth equalised just before the hour mark with an outrageous goal from James Wallace, who chipped the ‘keeper from his own half, but the hosts blitzed the Reeth defence late on with four goals in the last eighteen minutes.
Kory Spink grabbed a brace and a volley from outside the box from Luke Wilkinson, plus a 25 yard chip shot from Brandon Acton made it 5-1 at full time.
70 mile drive door-to-door
Current Wensleydale League grounds visited 8/9
When I told the breadknife I was visiting Hawes, she forbidden me from going and firmly put her foot down. When it was explained that I was travelling to a picturesque town in Wensleydale and not a dodgy back street in Middlesbrough, she gave me the thumbs up to go.
At 10.30 I picked up Lee & Katie, and her mam Pauline, who had just arrived from New Zealand less than 24 hours earlier. We had a nice stroll around the town and by kick-off time the rain had stopped and the sun made an appearance. We had an enjoyable day out and it was nice to finally visit Hawes and tick off this cracking scenic football ground.