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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Wedding in our little Chapel

8/9/10

Wedding day in the hamlet

There was a wedding at our little Chapel at the weekend.  We love to see such a happy occasion in the dale.  It brings joy and laughter into the hamlet and when the sun shines, as it did on Saturday, the scene is idyllic.  The couple apparently held a civil ceremony at Settle Register Office in the morning and came to the chapel for a blessing before a reception at the Station Inn.  It was said that the groom proposed in the churchyard while on holiday here.

This reminded us of a couple who stayed with us last year and became engaged while on holiday.  A bottle of champagne was secreted in a rucksack, before a walk up Ingleborough.  The proposal was made when the summit was reached and we were the first to know the news.  They really were a lovely couple and we wish them well.

There is silence  in the early morning now – the swallows and martins have gone.  There is still plenty of bird activity round our feeding station though,  including visits by a willow warbler.  We were having five minutes sitting in the sun this afternoon when a sparrowhawk swooped down and snatched a bluetit – just a couple of feet away from us-such deadly efficiency is awe inspiring if ruthless.

On a more positive note we were delighted to find bat droppings beneath the bat box in the barnyard.  Its been there two years without any sign of activity so this really is a move forward!

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