INCIDENT 23/2021 – MAY 30TH SUN. 08.08 – MEALBANK QUARRY, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – ANIMAL INCIDENT

Having waited five days for a sheep to leave its ledge and wander up the quarry face to graze the field at the top, a farmer called for help. A small team lowered one member down to the ledge with a bag of sheep-nuts in one hand and a large canvas sack in the other. The shaking of the bag seemed to remind the sheep that it was hungry and,…

INCIDENT 18/2021 – May 18th Tue. 11.14 – Pillar Holes, Newby Moss, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Animal Incident

Two local people, out for a walk, spotted a sheep on a ledge in one of the Pillar Holes on Newby Moss and called the Duty Controller. A small team was able to drive all the way to the hole in CRO 4 (the team’s Honda Pioneer) and was then able to rescue the sheep before releasing it onto the fell, unharmed. (It’s in the bag!) I Volunteer hours: 10…

INCIDENT 05/2021 – Mar. 23rd Tue. 15.32 – Mealbank Quarry, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. – Animal Incident

A pregnant ewe had been seen on a ledge on the former quarry at Mealbank, but was left for a day or two to find its own way off, as it became hungry. When this did not happen, the farmer asked for CRO’s assistance. Unfortunately the sheep was more frightened of its rescuer than of the drop from high on the quarry face and leapt off, as he abseiled over…

INCIDENT 43/2020 – Jul. 30th Thu. 19.14hrs – Un-named shake-hole, Little Ingleborough – Animal Incident

A member of the walking party involved in incident no 42 said that they had seen a sheep, stuck in a shake-hole near the path down from Ingleborough to Little Ingleborough. Having turned out for one incident, a small group of team members agreed to stay out and rescue the sheep, rather than go home, then turn out again the following day. The team’s Honda Pioneer took them up the…