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June 1, 2018

We are nowhere as near along with our orchard as we would like at River View Pateley. The paddock at the back of the holiday cottage is as full of ancient bailer as it was at the end of autumn, and still has a couple of stubborn twice burned logs that survived a summer...

May 25, 2018

It is a five kilometer walk to the top of the caravan parks and back from River View Pateley holiday cottage.  Just enough to fill an hour at any time of the day when you have nothing better to do than enjoy the scenery, the walk is gentle,easy going and full of hidden...

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. 

The...

July 17, 2017

Bright reds and burned oranges chased each other over polished chrome. But the owners were distracted by the soft petal hues of the Rose Queen and her attendants the other Saturday. 

Pateley Bridge, came out to support and applaud members of the local primary schoo...

May 13, 2017

Who would have thought grey skies would be so beautiful? The end of the recent dry spell has meant a small explosion in buttercup numbers in the hay meadow. Which is good news because it means the grass is growing too. 

With a change of wind direction from the arctic no...