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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Snow on the fells

15/2/2011

Snow on the fells again today but spring is definitely round the corner.  Snowdrops are flowering in the churchyard and we have snowdrops, primroses and hellebores out in the garden.  We are beginning to hear birdsong too – robin mostly and the call of great tits.  Siskin and linnets have been extras to our bird feeding station and the raucous cawing of rooks leaves us in no doubt that they have returned to the rookery in the coppice by Nether Glen to nest.

One of T’s Soay sheep died overnight – an eleven year old ewe, in lamb too – what a shame.

We had a power cut at breakfast time on Sunday. Guests were waiting and scrambled egg and bacon were cooking at the time. There is no gas in the dale – we cook with electricity – so it was a mad scramble into the attic to retrieve the camping stove.  By the time we’d got the thing set up the electricity came back on !

Speaking of panic and calamity – we baked some banana bread today and put the oven on at the grill setting by mistake. Oh dear!

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