24th to 25th September 2021
Thornbrook Barn in Ingleton has the potential to become one of our favourite sites. It's very easy to get to, the facilities are great (in non Covid times...but more about that later) and there is plenty to do in the surrounding area.
Only a thirty minute drive from our storage site, we arrived pretty much dead on the earliest arrival time of 1pm. Our pitch was pre allocated, so no nasty surprise on arrival or arguing trying to choose one ourselves. There aren't really any bad pitches here, apart from a couple right next to the facilities block. No embarrassing display of reversing from D today... we didn't even attempt what would have been quite a tricky manouvre and just motor moved the caravan in instead!
We went back to the pub later having booked a table online only to find we had booked a table right next to the bar, which turned out to be not much better than the bar itself. The staff found us a much better table in what was a packed restaurant when we said we might leave it and try somewhere else. Just as well...because there really wasn't anywhere else and we would have gone hungry! We were quite excited by the photos of the food on their website. However, we had a choice of pie and chips, fish and chips, steak and chips, a pasta dish and a few salads. The special was chicken curry and chips. Presumably, the chef was self isolating! An expensive meal for what we got but never mind, better than something out of a tin back at the caravan
After entirely predictable toilet block chaos in the morning we set out for a walk in nearby Kingsdale.
A walk with three highlights - Tow Scar, the Cheese Press Stone and Yorda's Cave. The weather improved after a murky, drizzly start.
Tow Scar first...