I post these pictures taken during the past month with a slightly heavy heart, knowing that it’s probably going to be several months before I can head off into the hills again. In line with guidelines on slowing the spread of the Covid 19 virus, I’ll be walking from the house, and avoiding anywhere too … Continue reading March Landscapes
February has been a wet and windy month on the whole, with a bit of snow thrown into the mix this week. With yet another storm approaching at the weekend, I decided to take advantage of a break in the weather today, and head out from Alwinton up Clennell Street, cut across to Copper Snout, … Continue reading A Snowy Walk
A mild month of sunshine and showers. We’ve had no snow so far this winter, which is very unusual. Here’s hoping we don’t pay for it later.
I’ve not been out and about much for the past few weeks, after a bout of flu before Christmas, swiftly followed by an annoying cough in time for New Year. Plus, we’ve had day after day of chilly, grey, wet weather. Today though, conditions were perfect for an excursion. The sun finally put in an … Continue reading A Walk in Search of Cake
We’re well into autumn now, and it’s amazing how quickly the landscape is changing. I went on one of my favourite walks earlier this week, and it looked completely different from my last visit a couple of weeks ago. I love the rich golds, reds, oranges, and bronzes that dominate at this time of year, … Continue reading October Landscape: Alwinton to Biddlestone
I love walking in the countryside, and I usually try to fit in at least one ramble of a reasonable distance each week. This can be more difficult in summer than winter, partly because I spend more time at work, partly because there are a lot of cows about, and they can be very feisty … Continue reading The Cheviot and Simonside
February has arrived, and with it the first snow of the winter. We’ve missed it so far, so I guess we were due a few flakes. At the moment, it’s enough to look pretty, without causing too many problems. Let’s hope it stays that way.
For me, December has been a month of short days, beautiful low afternoon light, and spectacular sunsets. I find the days of late autumn can be quite gloomy and oppressive, especially here in the north of England, where it starts to go dark in early afternoon on overcast days. This year, however, we’ve been lucky … Continue reading December Landscape: Winter Light
A couple of weeks ago, we bought a new book of local walks, Walking the Old Tracks of the Cheviots, published by Coquetdale Community Archaeology. It's slightly unusual, in that all of the walks take in historic or archaeological sites. We've been keen to try some of the routes, but frustratingly the weather has been wet … Continue reading A walk from Alnham
We have had a few bright days this month, but on the whole it’s been a grey, damp, misty November. The forecast for the next few days is for more of the same, so I decided that this photograph summed up November for me. I can’t decide whether the sheep looks fed up, or just … Continue reading November Landscape: Mist and Sheep