Category Archives: Pennine hills

The sun’s out, head for the Dales!

Late on Monday afternoon this week I looked at the weather forecast for the coming five days and saw that “good weather” was forecast for the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire. So I phoned up a B&B we had once … 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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The Lake District……almost as beautiful as the Yorkshire Dales

On my most recent trip to the Lake District I was blessed with excellent weather which made my trip doubly enjoyable as I was able to photograph the area in all its splendour. I have visited the lakes several times previously … Continue reading

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A canal walk and a hearty “Guten Morgan”

Last Sunday morning I took a walk along the narrow canal in Uppermill, just outside of Oldham and nestling at the foot of the Pennines. The weather was warm and the surrounding countryside a lush green colour as I made … Continue reading

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West Yorkshires green and pleasant land…………..

There were times last winter when living in West Yorkshire was a very dispiriting and depressing affair. The rain seemed to go on month after month, permanent grey skies and to top it all it was usually very cold. Spring … Continue reading

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Eyam, the plague village……..and a story of self sacrifice

It’s hard to imagine that the quiet village of Eyam, off the A623 in Derbyshire, could have such a fascinating, yet tragic story to tell. But …. at the end of August 1665 bubonic plague arrived at the house of … Continue reading

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Images of Golcar and the Colne Valley

About a year ago a very good friend of mine gave me “temporary custody” of his Sony a65 Digital SLR with the instruction to make as much use of it as possible. I have used it several times but it … Continue reading

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