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South West — Around-England

South West

From Cumbria to Cornwall

November 16, 2011

Way down in the far South West, in deepest Cornwall, two or three miles beyond Penzance lies what poet Dylan Thomas called, “The most beautiful village in England”. Mousehole (pronounced ‘Mowzel’) is an old fishing village, much of it dating back to the late-16th and early 17th century when it was rebuilt after being destroyed […]

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Burnham’s Unusual Lighthouse

June 25, 2011

It’s Saturday once again, and there’s quite a lot to do, so today’s will be a short post drawing from the experience of a walk along the beach last weekend at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. The day before we’d driven over to the Quantock Hills and briefly explored Dunster and Watchet. I decided on something nearer home, […]

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The Leaning Tower of Burnham

June 23, 2011

While walking around Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset one day last week I took this photo of the church tower. No, it is not a trick of the camera. The tower really does lean. Compare it against the rooflines of buildings in the background.  There’s no risk of it falling though. At least, it’s remained firmly in […]

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The Ancient Mariner, Watchet

June 18, 2011

On Saturday we had a rather damp experience of the Quantock Hills until we arrived at Watchet harbour, when the sun came out to greet us. I’ll write more about Watchet later, but for now here is a picture of the statue in the harbour area. The Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived for several […]

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Lyme Regis, Dorset

February 21, 2011

It’s a while since I showed anywhere outside the North of England, so here for a change is something from the South – Lyme Regis, Dorset on a late-October day. Even at that time of year, in the one day between rainy periods, Lyme is a delightful place. Click the photo, or here, for accommodation […]

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Seaton, Devon. A bright November morning

November 30, 2010

Here’s a view of Seaton in Devon.  After a slippery drive back home to Nottinghamshire from Grimsby on Sunday evening, and a blizzardy drive home from the supermarket this afternoon, I thought I’d relieve the cold by casting my mind back a few weeks to a beautiful Saturday afternoon on Devon’s south coast at Seaton. […]

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