Joined the throng at Settle station this morning to watch the newly-built Tornado steam train.  It's been running a few times each day on the 14th, 15th and 16th February  to celebrate the re-opening of part of the Settle to Carlisle railway.  It started at Skipton and after its brief stop at Settle this  morning it was full steam ahead for Appleby via the Ribblehead viaduct.  It was a lovely atmosphere with a crowd of people of all ages cheering on the train and its crew and making the most of this photo opportunity.                                             

What a view!

On a beautiful Winter's day the view from the new Barn windows is breathtaking! Ingleborough and Pen Y Ghent with a dusting of snow.  

Forest of Bowland Discovery Guide 2017 Launch

Attended the launch of the Forest of Bowland Discovery Guide 2017 this week - packed full of information on this wonderful area of outstanding natural beauty. Whether it's walking, cycling, nature watching, star gazing, foodie trails or tea shops the Forest of Bowland has so much to offer visitors of all ages. As the Guide says, your next adventure starts here ...                                     The launch was held at a fantastic new venue in Clitheroe, Holmes Mill. Part of the James' Places group it houses the Bowland Brewery and currently offers possibly the longest bar in Britain.  This former textile mill is being transformed into a food, drink and leisure hub.      

Letting the light in . .

It's a lovely mild day here at Eldroth and we've had some bright Winter sunshine that's made it feel almost like Spring.   (more…)