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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Wildlife in the garden

21/7/2010

Great news – a hedgehog has returned to the garden.  We had at least one who visited frequently in Spring to devour the many snails and slugs we have.  In fact, so well did he or she feast that we had to get up early each morning and swill the barnyard down with a bucket of water in case any guests walking to their car should step in the smelly result of  hedgehog over indulgence.

There has been something of a slug and snail fest in the garden recently as it has been so wet.  We use slug pellets as a last resort preferring to use a more humane and speedy form of dispatch involving dark nights, a torch and a sharp pair of scissors.

The water in the beck has disappeared as rapidly as it arrived and we are relieved to see our little bridge to the hamlet still standing.  It was washed away a few years back and the inhabitants had to use the Roman road (Oddies Lane) to access Ingleton.

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