Statement from Seb:
“I would like to thank everybody for their kind messages of support. They vary from offers of help to either volunteer or contribute or suggest other ways of contributing. What it has shown us is the heartfelt belief that Sleddale Hall or if you prefer, Crow Crag, should not be exclusive of anyone who wants to make the journey there under their own steam.
My biggest fear is that a private individual could have bought the site and made it into a private dwelling, which might still happen. There is one worst-case scenario which would be that no one can use it and therefore it ends up with metal grilles on the windows and an eight-foot high fence protecting visitors under Health & Safety laws…… I feel so strongly about the right to visit this part of my heritage I could not possibly let either of these two options happen!”
18th February 2009