He continued the practice, which he had commenced in 1848, of taking with him a small party of undergraduates in vacation time, and working with them in one of his favourite haunts, at Askrigg in Wensleydale, or Tummel Bridge, or later at WestMalvern.
The name Wensleydale is derived from the village of Wensley, some 25 m.
Farther up Wensleydale Bolton Castle stands high on the north side.
The longwool breeds are the Leicester, Border Leicester, Cotswold, Lincoln, Kent, Devon Longwool, South Devon, Wensleydale and Roscommon.
The few cottagers living in Wensleydale emptied their closets down a disused mine shaft.