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October 13, 2017

​Just a fifteen minute drive Up Dale from River View Pateley, Middlesmoor is a world away. Looking down the valley at Gouthwaite and the rolling hills is breathtakingly beautiful. Turn around and the eyes can drink in the apparent wilderness of the kind of moorland tha...

September 28, 2017

The leaves are starting to fall and it is time to think about the orchard plans at River View Pateley.

The apple pruning workshop I went to earlier in the year paid dividends on our existing tree. We were rewarded with a bucket load of apples this year. Some of them are...

September 8, 2017

Growth in the hay meadow caught up in spades at River View Pateley despite an unusually dry start to the year.  Guests at the holiday cottage oversaw a bumper crop this August, bank holiday, with so many bales that the barn was overflowing. 


April 20, 2017

​Remember those Dartmoor ewes looking heavy and tired on our side field earlier this year? Today the first three came back with the fruits of their labour: two singles and one set of twins. Just three days old, it was the first time these lambs had ever been outside....

March 9, 2017

Thirty three gorgeous, very pregnant sheep have come to stay with us at the holiday cottage before lambing time. These ladies may be heavy, extra hungry and a wee bit tired but you can't deny they have the bloom of the expectant mother. With their due date on 8th April...

October 18, 2016

We have six brown hens outside the bedroom window at River View Pateley. Children will give you six individual names for them, although it is tough for anyone

October 11, 2016

Nidderdale Show is the last agricultural s