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Across the North – September 2012

September 20, 2012

Easier Access to the North Yorkshire Dales Having had to negotiate my way through Bedale on a number of occasions in recent months I must say that a bypass is welcome news.  Of course, new developments like this are never without their challenges. There are always pros and cons to be weighed, and difficult dilemmas […]

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A Lancashire Surprise

February 12, 2011

This morning I decided to take a look at the visitor statistics for the Around-England blog, and got some surprises. The most visited places on the blog Previously, if anyone had asked me which had been the most popular items I might have guessed at some of my posts about the Lake District.  For example, […]

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The Hodder and Bowland in Winter

January 13, 2010

In previous articles I’ve referred to my love of the River Hodder in Lancashire.  Recently I came across some photographs taken one very snowy Saturday morning in, I think, 1991 (or it may have been 1992). It was a splendidly crisp day, and great to walk where no man had gone before, as it were.  […]

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The Hodder – Lancashire’s Most Beautiful River

January 9, 2010

“Lancashire” – to many outside the Northwest of England the county name conjures up mental images of congested  towns full of blackened mills and street upon street of grubby ‘back-to-back’ houses.  Having grown up in Burnley then lived for several decades in Darwen and Blackburn I can confirm that there is a degree of reality […]

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