The lunch and the company were of course delightful and we had a most enjoyable time. Tess came with us and the farmer took her for a walk on Wild Boar Fell on the way over and then down the side of the beck outside the hotel after our lunch. And she loved meeting the people - as she always does; she is a most sociable dog.
I took some photographs on the way there and again on the return journey as we travelled through Wensleydale and then turned up by The Moorcock Inn towards Kirby Stephen before turning up over Wild Boar Fell. The roads were much more busy than usual, probably because today was the day of the Hawdraw Brass Band Festival, held in the picturesque setting of the village of Hawdraw. Leyburn Band were playing there too. Every year we mean to go and every year something stops us going.
Anyway - here are a few photographs. Please understand that the farmer does not slow down for photographers (there was too much traffic anyway) and the road was very bumpy in places.