Sunday we had yet another flood this time caused by Storm Ciara. Fortunately not as severe as the one in August and so nowhere near as much damage to infrastructure. The road at Grinton was closed for a few hours and the Bike shop had water damage (opened next day due to help of community) This is the picture at the bottom of our garden
Clearing the sloping access to the River at the bottom of the garden. The footprints are visible in the fresh mud brought down by the frequent floods. The seat to the right is also in need of clearing. The soil is washed down from the Swing Bridge area where the River is making inroads into the riverbank. At the other side of the field there are stone steps to the river and a long wall which acts as good seating
Above are a selection of photos taken on our site. They are always more popular than words
I know many of our visitors take great photos and I would love you to email them so they can be made into a blog together with an explanation of where they were taken. They would need to be of the cottages, site or the area. Covering a walk would be great, things to see, places to eat etc. The ideal are multiples of three photos plus text.
Due to changes in how to get internet coverage for websites we a
Taken on the High Row at Reeth. Fireworks will be held again on the evening of January 1st 2020. An attraction that draws many visitors and locals alike.
The year has been overshadowed by the sudden flood in Summer which destroyed so much of the landscape and flooded homes and business.
What was really heart warming was the community spirit with people giving freely of their time and money. Some locals are still not able to return to their properties but progress is being made.
Let us carry th
I have been so busy gardening and discovering new plants so as usual the Blog has become neglected. I do keep up to date on Wraycroft Cottage Facebook page and also Pinterest which is good. If I have good photos that is where they are to be found.
Still some vacancies but gradually getting booked. Still very reliant on loyal customers who return year by year but welcome 12 new folks this year
Wishing all our present and past visitors a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.
The Dale is splendid in the winter sun. The Dale Trail from Grinton to Keld is fantastic and being enjoyed by walkers and cyclists.
It can be joined at Swing Bridge Reeth
I hardly dare write a post after such a long gap. There always seems to be so much else taking priority and most of it starts with a G. I actually cut the grass today which is the first time in over three weeks but there has been much more activity.
Bookings are going very well with nearly everyone having been before. We are fine and dare I say I love the sun. Not as hot as down South and the grass changed colour but lovely to garden in the shade.
Hope you are all well and take care
So pleased to see the bulbs emerging, although if the weather forecast is correct they may soon be under a blanket of snow. Our Tourist board inspection is the 15th of February so all hands on deck. All our New Year visitors left the cottages in really good order so that is a great help. Lots of decisions as to what needs replacing and what will last another year ! A cycle path is being made going from Grinton to Keld. It is making the Swing Bridge walk less muddy and easier for the elderly