We had our last day of filming yesterday up at the newly restored Great Rampsholme cowhouse. We dodged hailstorms and high winds but hopefully managed to capture some really interesting footage. Our archaeologist Miles Johnson was there to talk about the Muker Barn restoration project which he has been managing and also why it is the the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority sees the barns and walls landscape of upper Swaledale as such an important part of the national park’s ‘offer’ to visitors.
The interior of the cowhouse on Great Rampsholme meadow has also been magnificently restored using traditional woodwork skills and limewash. We’re hoping to open up one of the doors so that visitors can see into the building and admire all the original features, even down to the cattle neck chains still attached to the wooden rudsters and the pole used to stop pairs of cows tied side by side from bumping into each other.