Conditions at the top of Swaledale this morning have to be seen to be believed.
The river has broken its banks at Hoggarths bridge, the camping field is under water
and the road is flooded at the parking place.
Old House - the site of the big flood in 1899.
This building is all that remains of the original Hoggarths farmhouse.
Our sheep seek shelter where they can.
The Swaledale is not called 'hardy' for nothing.
The land can take no more.
The sheep can take a bit more but how much more of this can we take?
Its depressing, disheartening and downright miserable.