Monthly Archives: March 2014

No View from the Top

It wasn’t the day for a climb up Slieve Donard if the aim was a good view.  Nevertheless ascending a hill in thick fog does alter the perspective, heightening the sense of hearing while giving few visual references from which … Continue reading

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Back on the Nent

Duncan was back on the River Nent near Alston yesterday doing some maintenance and remedial work on sections of river bank protection.  Shortly after installation last winter the river suffered a severe flood.  This scoured out some of the newly … Continue reading

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Shillhope Law

Another weekend and another hill; this week’s ascent was of Shillhope Law in Upper Coquetdale.  The weather swapped between winter and spring with hail flurries and sunshine, a cool breeze but warmth in shelter.  The wildlife too tried to cling … Continue reading

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