Category Archives: Floods 2015

The Lake District……..ascent of Hallin Fell

  I ventured up to the Lake District earlier this week for a few days to do a little walking and more importantly to get out with my camera to photograph this area of outstanding beauty. For those of you … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman……Oxenhope to Carlisle

“Some trains are born great Some achieve greatness And some have greatness thrust upon them”   It was Friday the 31 March 2017 at 6.45 when I left home to drive to Oxenhope in West Yorkshire to achieve a life ambition, … Continue reading

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Autumnal colours…….at Hardcastle Crags

After my recent rainswept experience of Vilnius, it was nice to see some autumn sun here in West Yorkshire and all the more reason to take off for Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge. Entering the National Trust property you are … Continue reading

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Canal Walks…….Hebden Bridge to Todmorden

With glorious weather forecast for today I decided to continue with my exploration of the canal paths of West Yorkshire. Todays walk (number four in the series) would be from Hebden Bridge to Todmorden (which can never make its mind … Continue reading

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The Road to Hebden Bridge………6 miles, 16 bridges and a lot of water

  As part of my on going project to try and walk as many of the canals as possible in the north of England, today I set off to Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire to walk the 6 miles to … Continue reading

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Valley Walk at Hardcastle Crags

Lovely day, weather warm, camera packed, so off to nearby beauty spot Hardcastle Crags, just outside Hebden Bridge to do the extended loop walk beyond the mill. A bit “up hill and down dale” and because of the recent floods … Continue reading

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Everything is green at Hardcastle Crags

I visited Hardcastle Crags in the Spring of 2015 and managed to photograph the Bluebells and Wild Garlic in all their glory. Last Saturday I made a return visit in the depths of winter and was greeted with a “sea … Continue reading

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The North of England is under water and the UK is spending £11.7 billion on stupid overseas aid projects, many to corrupt regimes!

Britain spends more on foreign aid than any other country in Europe, a report reveals. An international study of developed nations shows that only the US sent more cash overseas. The UN’s target to spend 0.7 per cent of income on … Continue reading

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A day of sunshine amongst the downpours…….so off to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

After weeks of relentless rain, and floods throughout the North of England, today was one of clear blue sky and sunshine. So making every second count it was jump in the car, Pentax camera in my bag and zoom along … Continue reading

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