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Welcome to Spring

  • Posted On: 1 March 2017
  • Author: Dalegarth
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Welcome to Spring Spring has arrived in Upper Wharfedale - but still we have snow on the hill tops. As we drove to Skipton yesterday, each field seemed to offer a different view of local wildlife.  Oystercatchers have returned from the coast; Lapwings were swooping and there were rabbits in abundance. To this list we should include partridge, grouse and heron. 'Pheasie' (who has adopted 'Dalegarth' and has trained us to feed him from a kitchen spoon) is collecting wives and showing...

Land Letting

  • Posted On: 11 January 2017
  • Author: Dalegarth
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Land Letting One local tradition, possibly unique in nature, concerns the annual auction for rental of the 'Poor Pasture' linked with Hubberholme Church.  After a brief service, participants trek across the bridge to The George Inn where the Auction takes place.  A candle is lit on the bar and bidding commences; the bid standing when the candle goes out secures use of the land until the end of the year. Why 'Poor Pasture?  The money raised from the Auction goes towards the...

Happy New Year

  • Posted On: 4 January 2017
  • Author: Dalegarth
  • Number of views: 1150
Happy New Year We hope you all enjoyed the Festive Season and wish everyone a happy and healthy 2017. Here in Buckden, for our family the real Christmas begins at 4pm with the Crib & Christingle Service at Hubberholme Church on Christmas Eve, attended by over 100 adults and children for the blessing of the crib.  This is followed by the Carol Singers touring the village during the evening and topped off with a candlelit Midnight Service, where the church looks magical. New Year's Day is...

Welcome to our new website

  • Posted On: 16 December 2016
  • Author: Dalegarth
  • Number of views: 1031
Welcome to our new website WELCOME ~ at long last we are delighted to share with you our new website, which would not have been possible without the patience, guidance and professional expertise of Sarah at the Purple Creative Studio, Richmond. We hope you enjoy browsing and find the site informative. Despite our best efforts we recognise that there may be some shortcomings; we would welcome any constructive comments, especially if you spot any omissions (or errors!). Of course, the best outcome would be to...

Dark Skies

  • Posted On: 16 December 2016
  • Author: james
  • Number of views: 1272
Dark Skies ‘Dark Skies’ are intensifying and Buckden, Upper Wharfedale, has been designated as one of only four locations in the National Park as a “Milky Way” site! The premier ‘darkness’ rating. We have placed ‘spotterscopes’ in the Dalegarth cottages and binoculars at Heron Ghyll for your enjoyment of the night sky – and the wildlife in the garden. ‘For further information, enter “Star Gazing” in the search box of...