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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Summer’s over

18/10/2011

Well, Summer is definitely over as we have snow forecast for the fells today.  What a wet summer it has been too. All our potatoes and courgettes succumb to the inches of water in which they were  permanently immersed and the parsnips have given up the fight too.   The leeks have been happier though and we have made plenty of chutney from the abundance of green tomatoes produced in the greenhouse..

The wet weather forced the cancellation of our favourite country show too – the Shepherds Meet at Borrowdale and so we went to the World Sheepdog Trials at Lowther instead.  Fascinating watching the skill of shepherd and dog but once again, driving rain made conditions difficult.

Our bats have had a great time, feasting on all the evening midges and the heavy rain has provided some spectacular sights on the Waterfalls Walk so it’s not all bad news.  Don’t think we’ll even attempt growing geraniums next year though as they never manage to produce flowers.

We nipped down to Stainforth Foss yesterday to watch the salmon leaping – truly awe inspiring and as we write this, our local heron has flapped lazily across the bottom of the garden, making his nightly journey to the tarn on Whernside.


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