Friday 31 January 2014

31st January and the First Snow of Winter

We have got all the way to the last day of January with hardy any winter weather to speak of however today at 12 noon, just as the weather forecasters predicted, it started to snow.  We haven't had a lot but even a little bit manages to cause chaos.  Chris had a piece of farm machinery to take to Nateby in Cumbria for repair and set off on a tractor and trailer.  He very nearly came to grief on Tailbridge Hill when his wheels locked on and the weight of the trailer sent him, out of control, down the hill.  Luckily the trailer jack-knifed half way down and brought him to a halt.  Scary stuff!!

I helped a tanker turn round in our yard because he also nearly came off the road up by the cattle grid and Raymond had a lady to dig out of a snow drift.  The problem is the road conditions change so quickly as soon as you get beyond Pry House:-  

High ground, driving winds, falling temperatures = STAY INDOORS.  So sorry no photos to back up the story. 

Saturday 18 January 2014

Camping & Car Parking Le Tour 2014

Yorkshire Grand Depart Weekend - 4th, 5th, & 6th July
CAR PARKING - for up to 400 vehicles
CAMPING - for between 25 - 30 tents
We have been given permission to open a temporary car park and camping field at Pry House Farm over the weekend of 4th - 6th July 2014 to provide facilities for the thousands of people that are expected to come to Swaledale for the Tour de France cycle race.  
CAMPING - What is provided? 
A tap, a toilet and some of the finest views in Upper Swaledale. 
For all enquiries please phone 01748 886845 or email: