Thursday, 4 November 2021

Wharfdale, November. Day 1.

Farfield Mill was, unusually,  open when we arrived.  Unusually,  because it is closed on Monday and Tuesday,  days that we have a habit of choosing to call in.  Packing and loading the care and preparing the caravan for winter had gone smoothly this morning. On arrival, our first port of call was the tea shop for warming leek and potato soup.
Farfield Mill was built in 1837 and operated as a textile mill until 1992. In 1993 Sedbergh and District Building Preservation Trust was set up to ensure its conservation. In 2001 it reopened as Farfield Arts and Heritage Centre. It is now home to a heritage centre and galleries.  Several artists and makers, especially weavers, have studios and galleries here.  We easily while away an afternoon here enjoying the work on display and chatting with artists and makers.  Farfield Mill
Eventually we continued onto Hawes and then made our way over the high moors and down into beautiful upper Wharfedale to our base for next two days: The George at Hubberholme.  We had stayed here for two new years running in 1986 and 1987 so look forward to renewing our acquaintance.  They have an admirable selection of real ales which I am about to sample and they even still have barnsley chops on the menu!!

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