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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22/6/2011

A  couple of weekends ago the Southern centric national news was reporting drought conditions – parched earth, shrivelled crops and the possibility of water rationing.  ‘Not hear’ we cry!  It rained for part of every day in May and June has been much the same.  Runner bean seeds rotted before they could germinate and flower buds failed to open on peonies.

Despite the weather, we have been busy,  many guests choosing to tackle one or more of the three peaks  – the cooler conditions making for good walking weather.

We had a couple of guests stay who were keen birdwatchers too and were delighted to spot  willow warbler and wheatear  to add to their varied and extensive list.

We managed a trip to Stainforth Foss one sunny afternoon – we often see kingfisher and dipper here and in the summer months salmon leap the falls. We stopped off at the nature reserve at Ribblehead station on the way home.  There’s an abundance of orchids here – including the fragrant- and a substantial patch of birds eye primrose.  We ended the day sitting by a pond where we watched damsel flies fly amongst the water lilies.

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