. . . is the resident motor
mechanic of Coverdale,
keeping the farm
machinery and quad
bikes on the move in rain, snow and sunshine. He lives in Carlton with his
wife and two children and is chairman of Coverdale Community Pub which
has bought, renovated and re-opened the local inn, the Foresters Arms.
What makes Wensleydale such a special place?
The area excels because of its strong, vibrant community. Coverdale has
been called the forgotten dale, but it is a treasure.
Where is your favourite place in Wensleydale?
The Forbidden Corner. It is a quirky attraction and great entertainment not
just for children, but for all ages. It has won awards and rightly so...and it
is only a five minute drive to the Foresters Arms for refreshments
What is the best event to take place in the area?
Wensleydale Agricultural Show...where tourists and locals rub shoulders in
their thousands to admire what Wensleydale is all about - it’s agriculture.
It’s held on August Bank Holiday Saturday against a backdrop of stunning
scenery and purple heather moorland.
What single piece of information should people have when they visit here?
Bring your wellies.
What is Wensleydale’s best kept secret?
It has to be the Foresters Arms. The community raised £350,000 to buy and
re-open it. It’s important for a village to have a pub. Ours is a traditional one
and I am proud of the overwhelming support from local people to bring it
back to life.