Category Archives: Nature / Flowers

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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Ogden Water Reservoir………..on a brisk, Spring Sunday morning

As the weather continues to be so good at the moment I set out early to visit Ogden Water Reservoir and nature trail which is set high in the Pennine hills. The estate, including the reservoir is owned by Yorkshire … Continue reading

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A foggy day at West Bretton…….

Arrived at the Sculpture Park this morning about 9.40am (traffic in Huddersfield was horrendous) and too my usual route down by the side of the park then around the lake. The early morning sun was trying to break through the … Continue reading

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A grey day in the Lakes……not to mention the two RAF Tornado jets!

Paid a flying visit to the Lake District yesterday and was greeted by grey skies, very low cloud and pretty poor light. Nevertheless, even in such poor conditions it is still difficult not to be impressed by the majesty of … Continue reading

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Derwent Reservoir and a sunny winters day………….

Yesterday (Saturday) was a glorious winters day so I decided that a visit to Derwent Valley in the Peak District of Derbyshire would be in order to complete the walk around part of the reservoir (see map above for details … Continue reading

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Autumn Colours………wandering to Slaithwate

A mild day and the sun was was out, so a short walk from Wellhouse to Slaithwaite was in order this morning. So with camera in hand I set off along the muddy track alongside the narrow canal. Because the weather … Continue reading

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