Its always with slight trepidation that we watch anything on the telly about The Dales or farming. It seems that producers can miss what we locals think are really important facts. We are even made to look a bit dim – but that might be true for some of us – mentioning no names. Any way Ade Edmondson is from Bradford so he is nearly local and if you have been watching his show on ITV about the Dales, the landscape looks as stunning as we know it to be. The programme has made the point that the Dales landscape is almost entirely man made especially by farmers.
Nearly everyone has heard of the Settle to Carlisle Railway – even though it starts at Mearbeck – and everyone admires the network of drystone walls. Ade showed how the walls were there to keep the sheep at home and not just to look pretty for the tourists. So we hope you have enjoyed the show and that you too can “eat the view” here at The Blue Pig Company.