Then up to Scaling Dam, turned into the drive and saw the snow was real deep, and a guy was signalling me not to go into the car park - he was stuck. Helped him get out - recognised him as Dave Brown - from Bishop Auckland (photographer) He was much relieved. I turned round and came straight out - everything here was still frozen solid.
Went to Newholm to see the rare Black Throated Thrush, it gave great views but it was pelting down, so didnt bother with camera - wish I had because later on when it dried up, I didnt get anywhere near as good views. Too dark and windy to get good scope shots. A shame, because it was a cracking bird