What crops are grown on the Dales way Leeds link?
Hag Farm in Burley in Wharfedale shows off the best crop of rusty old equipment you will see this side of Bowness. Walk down Bleachmill Lane and across a couple of styles to see farming Hag style!
Like many other farmers they seem to have produced a good crop of black plastic for the last few years. I was interested to see the large diameter cylinders have been replaced by a new cube shaped bales. Now farmers will be able to stack them higher.
One of the great beauties of the dales landscapes is the old barns dotted up the valleys. I know it is too idealistic to expect them to still be used for storage of animals winter feed but who will wonder at old plastic bales in the decades and centuries to come?
Another good modern crop is of tyres found in great quantity on several spots at Hag Farm. At first I thought it may be the spare tyres the dales walkers are trying to work off. Then I realised the idea was to make spare tyres invisible – not at all what is happening.
Burley in Wharfedale publish several walks that pass Hag Farm link.
After your walk you may be fancying refreshing ice cream, drink, sweets or ice lolly. Well it is not only the ice cream that is flaky.