Wednesday, 22 June 2011


It is a huge relief that we now have a reliable handyman to come and fix things at Laykin.
Darren Chadwick from Keld is coming to visit on Saturday and we are hoping that he will have a creative idea for getting the football out of the road drain behind the cottage!  It rolled in by accident about a month ago and has been stuck ever since...

Monday, 13 June 2011

The annual Swaledale marathon

Congratulations to all those who completed the Swaledale marathon on Saturday 11th June.

The annual Swaledale Marathon passes through some of Swaledale's finest scenery. The 23 mile course is a fell run / challenge walk event - competitors must navigate themselves and complete the course within 10 hours. It has been organised by Swaledale Outdoor Club since 1979.

Steve Brown won the vets trophy and the men's team prize went to the Swaledale team of Steve Brown, Tony Lambert, Stuart Smith and Derek Parrington. Leading the ladies Emma Robinson had a great run to finish in 4.20 in her first attempt at the event.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Swaledale in June

It is gorgeous in Swaledale at the moment! If you are keen on flowers, the famous hay meadows at Muker are a sight to delight!

Birds seen in Swaledale last week

Lapwing, curlew, woodcock, grouse family, golden plover and oyster catcher.
It is always a good time to go bird watching.
Amazing that walking in the Lakes, you don't see any of these! It's all down to the wonderful heather moors and the careful keepering in the area.