Last Week’s Shoot – Guisecliff Wood

I’ve done quite a few autumnal shoots around Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale over the last few years and on every visit to Guisecliff Wood it had either still been green or all the trees were already bare, so this year I made a visit a little earlier in the autumn than I would normally pick […]

Last Week’s Shoot – A Brontë Pilgrimage

I had a go at reading Wuthering Heights many years ago but found it rather hard going and didn’t get very far into Emily Brontë’s only novel.  That all changed this year, inspired by the brilliant drama To Walk Invisible last Christmas, I took up the Wuthering Heights challenge again and not only did I […]

A Woolly Walk from Wooler

After my second visit to the Simonside Hills on my summer trip to Northumberland  I wanted to get back and explore more of the National Park, this time heading further north to the village of Wooler, a good base for exploring the area around The Cheviot. I set out along the lane from Wooler through […]

Simonside Hill and Heather Moorland in Summer near Rothbury Northumberland England

Simonside Hills Revisited

I really enjoyed the walk over the Simonside Hills from Rothbury earlier in the summer, and had noted at the time that the heather would look great in August, so on my return to Northumberland for a week’s holiday at the end of August I made a point of doing the walk again. This time […]