Saturday, 19 July 2008
Time for another butterfly. This is a Ringlet in a wheatfield near West Tanfield where we stayed last night at the Bull. A top pub, under new management - lovely food, comfy rooms. Ringlets were everywhere along the path by the river Ure to Sleningford Mill and North Stainley, along with occasional Meadow Browns and Small Tortoiseshells. Masses of wild flowers too, which get far too many premature obituaries in the media. North Yorkshire county council deserves a gold medal for its standard of footpath maintenance and (discreet) signing. If you fancy a summer break, this is the place to go.