A day with the Calverts at Tan Hill Show

John Bentley spent the day at Tan Hill Swaledale Sheep Show, keeping a keen eye on the Calverts from Hoggarths Farm.

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Tan Hill Show, What a Scorcher!

Tan Hill Sheep Show, 2017, was one of the warmest for decades, and had a great turn out of sheep.

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A Day on a Swaledale Farm

John Bentley shares photographs from his day on Hoggarths Farm in Keld, Swaledale, during lambing time.

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Behind the scenes at the Dales Countryside Museum

Lauren Hunter, one of the Leeds University students working on the Voices of the Land project, writes about her first day in the Dales Countryside Museum

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Looking after lambs and mothers

An insight into the morning’s chores during lambing on Uldale Farm in the Yorkshire Dales

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Wensleydale farmers : trying a new way

A pilot for a new agri-environment scheme for farmers, ‘Payment by Results’ is being trialled in Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales …

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From the moon to a ‘fizzy’ dog: in the company of three Dales farmers.

A day meeting farmers and exploring the Marie Hartley woodcut collection at the Dales Countryside Museum

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How many stones? Dry stone walls in the Yorkshire Dales

There are over 5000 kilometres of dry stone walls in the Yorkshire Dales – a heritage that goes back centuries and is essential to good farming practice.

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Tan Hill Show (looking back to May)

If the weather is fine, the Tan Hill show ground is one of the most scenic you will come across. At 1732 feet (528 metres) above sea level, however, perched as it is on the edge of the Pennines, it may well be in cloud – which it was in 2016.

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Hawes Tup Sales, October

October is a busy month for buying and selling as farmers do their best to ensure that their flock will have the right rams or tups, and a strong collection of breeding ewes. Before the selling starts inside, the judging of sheep, in several classes, gives everyone a chance to see what will be going into the ring.

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