The fine weather over the last week has been a welcome change after what seems to have been such a long winter. The fields around Austwick are full of new born lambs and the Curlews are back in the valley with their distinctive warbling call.
There was lots of excitement on Tuesday when we learnt that a light aircraft had crashed into the side of Ingleborough on Monday evening, both occupants miraculously escaping with a broken ankle and nose. Apparently a night navigation training flight from Blackpool to the north east had gone astray along the way and flown into the mountain in the dark. I dont think the pilot passed the test!
The mountain biking is fantastic at the moment, very dry and fast (and therefore clean!) and the trails are very busy with riders of all ages. My new road bike arrived at last, having been on order since last November, a Cannondale Carbon Synapse - very nice. Now to get some road mileage in as well in preparation for the Dales Etape in May.
Guest numbers are starting to pick up nicely and we are looking forward (if that's the word) to another busy season.