Monthly Archives: April 2016

A peaceful calm

It was a rare morning of complete calm at Kielder – the mirrored surface of the reservoir reflecting the forest and hills to the north.  It only lasted for a few hours before a chilly breeze got up cancelling out … Continue reading

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Waiting for spring

It hasn’t been a cold winter but spring is still struggling to arrive.  In the oak woods at Holystone there are a few leaves emerging on the smaller trees like willow and an odd birch.  Primroses were in bloom along … Continue reading

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A church by a castle by a viaduct

In over 20 years in Northumberland we had never managed to stop at and look around the church and castle at Edlingham.  The church has the oldest beginnings in the 11th century (or possibly earlier) while the castle dates from … Continue reading

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