Its always with slight trepidation that we watch anything on the telly about The Dales or farming. It seems that producers can sometimes miss the really important facts. We are its true never taken in by a glossy magazine style marketing campaign. Substance will always rule in the Yorkshire Dales. If it can be accompanied by some style, all the better. Ade Edmondson is from Bradford so he shows a genuine love for the countryside. 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.