Croft Gate Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Ingleton.

A luxury 4 star bed and breakfast in Chapel-le-Dale, near Ribblehead Viaduct and Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales.

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A wet summer

20/7/2010

Such rain!  The broad beans are ankle deep in water and the delphiniums have been dashed to the ground.  The normally dry river bed of Chapel Beck is now a torrent of rushing water and the roar it makes can be heard from the house.  Just beyond where it flows past the bottom of the garden, water is gushing out of a pothole and forming a dramatic mushroom shaped water spout.  We don’t normally see such phenomenon until the depths of winter.

There are some very bedraggled birds feeding in the garden including  grey wagtail and a juvenile greater spotted woodpecker.  Picking raspberries in the rain this afternoon we heard the eerie cry of a curlew – a note which still makes the heart soar despite the wet!

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