|View From Kev's Car - Just Outside of Nenthead|
Today was another planned caving day. However, 27mm of overnight rain in the Yorkshire Dales National Park put paid to our thinking so we headed to the Nenthead area with the intention of doing some of the vertical sections of Smallcleugh Mine.
Travel from Brampton was via Kev's Nissan Pathfinder, all good until we arrived at Nenthead itself where there were several inches of lying snow & weather warnings coming in thick and fast. In the interests of getting home in one piece rather than any hazards associated with the proposed mining trip we decided to cancel & head back - it was an eventful journey which required some pushing and shoving to keep the Pathfinder moving and a delay to tow another 4 x 4 out of a ditch on the Middleton- Alston road after it had skidded from the road.So the day didn't lack excitement - we're just struggling a bit to get underground at the moment!