September Landscapes

It has definitely started to feel like Autumn during the course of September, and whilst we have had some warm, sunny days, this month has also seen the first lighting of the woodburner - a sure sign that it's turned a bit chilly. We've been venturing a bit further afield now that the children are … Continue reading September Landscapes

Early Autumn

I recently completed an excellent one day navigation course with North East Guides, and finally got to grips with using a map and compass. This really is an essential skill if you’re venturing into the hills, even if you usually rely on an app on your phone. I got to try out my what I learned … Continue reading Early Autumn

August Landscapes

It’s hard to believe that summer is over. It seems to have gone really quickly this year, maybe because Covid means that we’re still not entirely back to life as normal. “Mixed” is the best word to describe the weather in August. We’ve had sunshine, showers, heavy rain, wind, and some very grey days. There’s … Continue reading August Landscapes

July Landscapes

July has been mostly warm and dry, but with some fairly determined spells of rain in between. We’ve had a lot of typical late summer skies, with big clouds. It’s been lovely to get out and about a bit more, and although it’s a little busier with visitors than it was, as you can see, … Continue reading July Landscapes

A Summer Walk

I was supposed to be doing a 26 mile charity walk in July,  along the Northumberland coast. Sadly, like so much else this year, it had to be cancelled. To make up for it a little, I concocted my own challenge walk, which may have been lacking in length at just shy of 15 miles, … Continue reading A Summer Walk