Sunday, December 05, 2010

Snow business

This is where to get stuck.

A couple and five staff spent eight days trapped inside one of Britain's highest pubs because of heavy snow.

The Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge, near Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, was cut off since Friday last week, as 20ft (6.1m) of snow drifted against the pub.

When I got my old job at Hull University, nearly fifteen years ago, it was to run an adult education outreach project in the North York Moors with the catchy title, Towards a University of the Moors. I got to know this pub well. It is a brilliant place with fantastic walks all round it. Go there when the weather gets a bit better. The most important part of the report?

The beer did not run out and there was plenty of food at the inn, which stands 1,325ft (404m) above sea level.

There are many, many worse places, some infested with celebrities. Get me out of here? Eventually, but don't hurry.


Graeme said...

Some people have all the luck!

Anonymous said...

Great picture that and DEEP snow!!