We’re Off Walking………Again! – Part 1

Restrictions on travel and lockdowns over the last two years have meant that our Point to Point walks were stopped in their tracks. Indeed we have not done one of these journeys since our aborted attempt at the Cleveland Way in North Yorkshire in 2019. So it was with great excitement that we arrived in…

Whitby Workshop

Whitby is a seaside resort on the east coast of North Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, which unusually, flows out into the North Sea in a northerly direction. This means that the town, which is built around the estuary faces north and has an east and west pier. The explorer, Captain James…

Helping Out

We are back in the Lake District, staying in our usual place in Keswick. I know we were only here in November last year but this is different. We have never visited in March. I have all my camera gear with me but the main focus of the week is to recce some walking routes…

Glencoe – November 2021

A couple of years ago we walked into Glencoe on the route of our West Highland Way walk and were both struck by its rugged beauty and atmosphere. In the autumn of 2021 I was lucky enough to return on a Photographic Workshop run by Sarah Howard of Image Seen Photography. Whilst Lyn stayed in…

The Peak District

Every year our Ramblers Group organise a long weekend of walking in the Peak District of England. We had decided not to go this year, having been for the previous three (except for 2020 when Covid was rampant) but at the last moment we had a change of mind and managed to book a small…

Barnard Castle – Part 2

Barnard Castle sits at the gateway to the Tees Valley. It is an area as lovely as the Yorkshire Dales an hour to the south, but it seems less popular, judging by the number of tourists around. We were there for a week long walking break with friends from our Ramblers Group. Up until now,…

Barnard Castle – Part 1

Barnard Castle is a historic small town lying on the River Tees in the north east of England. It is home to the Bowes Museum and the ruins of a Norman castle. It is a busy town seen as the Gateway to the Tees Valley which lies to the west. Barnard Castle made national headlines…

The Flying Scotsman

Mention the “Flying Scotsman to any railway enthusiast, and it is most likely that they would smile knowingly and start daydreaming and reminiscing about the good old days. They will enthuse longingly about the days of steam, soot and smoke, and maybe mention the Flying Scotsman in loving terms as the most famous steam locomotive…

Exmoor

Exmoor is an area of open moorland in the southwest of England spanning the counties of Devon and Somerset. It is designated a National Park and takes its name from the River Exe, the source of which is located close to the village of Simonsbath, which was the base for a Landscape Photography workshop I…

Back In The High Life Again

Those who remember the music of the 1980s may recall a song by Steve Winwood called “Back In The High Life Again”. He wrote about closed doors opening up, and we had that sort of feeling recently as we travelled to Keswick in Cumbria for our annual walking week with our Ramblers Group. It was…