Keld Charity Tractor Run took place on Sunday 29th May
to raise funds for The Keld Resource Centre.
Thirty six tractors of every shape and size, make and model assembled
in John Rukin's car park in Keld village. It was the perfect setting off point; plenty of space and .....
.... plenty of tea and bacon sandwiches to be had from Park Lodge tearoom.
Chris lead the way down the dale and soon had the cavalcade of tractors
off-road and through the Swale to Rampsholme Farm.
Some drivers had a passenger in the cab and others like Ruben Owen
of Ravenseat rode in a link box behind the tractor.
After a spectacular off-road section over Gunnerside Moor the tractors re-joined
the main road and made their way through Low Row, Reeth and onto Grinton for lunch.
After lunch it was back up the dale via Harkerside then sharp right alongside
pretty Ivelet Beck and over Ivelet Bridge.
Anne Kearton from Teesdale was the only lady driver of the day.
Followed closely by her husband Stephen. Eight people drove over from
Teesdale on Sunday morning to take part in the run.
The last leg of the journey came along the valley bottom before ....
... stopping on at a vantage point to re-group and compare notes.