Category Archives: Flora and fauna

Winter on the Trent Mersey canal…..

Having just moved to Cheshire I took the opportunity of exploring the local canal on a glorious winters day. Many of the trees were still in full autumnal colour and a sight to behold. I came across some volunteers who … Continue reading

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Marsden Jazz festival is sidelined for a visit to Standedge Tunnel and a boat trip!

Today was the final day of the Marsden Jazz festival here in West Yorkshire. Marsden is tucked at the foot of the Pennine Hills and as such suffers from very variable weather. Yesterday was grey, grim and raining but today … Continue reading

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Hardcastle Crags………a farewell walk

This morning I visited one of my favourite walking places (second only to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park), namely Hardcastle Crags, just north of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. It was a little damp and overcast when I arrived, but undeterred … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park on a glorious August day……………..

Blue skies, cotton wool clouds and a temperature of 18c (that is warm for the UK) meant that a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was on the cards for today. After parking about a mile from the park and … Continue reading

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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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Flora and Fauna of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I opened the curtains this morning to be greeted by a beautiful blue sky tinged with cotton wool clouds and the three word that came to me immediately were “Yorkshire Sculpture Park. After a good breakfast I set out and … Continue reading

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Canal Walk, Todmorden to Littleborough……………

  I had taken a break from my canal walks of late, but I thought that with the improved weather it was time to resume them. The next stage was Todmordern to Littleborough, a distance of just 6 miles, setting … Continue reading

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