Saturday 26 March 2016


Lambing time has started at Landslide Hillock, Low Row ...
.... meanwhile Linda Landslide remains on the missing person list.

Thursday 17 March 2016

The view from Hillcrest Cottage on a marvellous March morning

Blue skies and sheep in the fields - spring must be here!

Up, Up and Away in my Beautiful Balloon!

What a wonderful day for balloon ride over the dales.

Flying low, following the Swale, a few miles west of Reeth.

A bird soars and the balloon glides by followed by its shadow.

Sunday 13 March 2016

Keld Charity Tractor Run - Planning the Route

Riding the route in preparation for the Tractor Run on Sunday 29th May
It was the perfect day for it; calm, warm & sunny
however evidence of winter clings to the highest tops. 
From Kisdon, looking towards East Stonesdale .... 

..... and Keld
The stone walls create intricate patterns on the landscape. 
Gushing waterfalls & racing fords fed by the snow melt.
Four wheel drive gets you anywhere.

We were not short of company!
Almost home - Keld in the late afternoon sunshine.
Fingers crossed we are blessed with a similar day in May.

Low Row looking lovely

Thousands of snowdrops blanket the roadside on the approach to Low Row .....

..... and the first daffodils open in the sunshine today.  Its certainly feels like spring is on the way.

Where's Linda?


Have you seen this woman?
Gone, disappeared, vanished!
Missing for over 24 hours.
Can YOU help to get her back?
Any information as to her whereabouts will be treated with confidence.

Sunday 6 March 2016

A New Project for 2016

After a very long journey, all the way from Norfolk ......
..... and about to touch down on Yorkshire soil, the initial step
towards having my own Shepherd's Hut.