Valleys

Wharfedale New Year

August 8, 2014

Although published here in August this item was mostly written back in January. As it was sitting here almost finished I decided to publish it now to revive the Around England site in spite of the long delay. Our New Year outing into Wharfedale actually started in Airedale. The previous day had been wet (an […]

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Hellgill Force near the source of the Eden

May 14, 2013

Today I did another of my photo-drive-walks, returning to Mallerstang for the second week in succession. Last week I did a circular walk between Nateby and Pendragon Castle, taking in Lammerside Castle, so today after a few shots of Pendragon Castle (over the wall; it’s now “closed to public access for building repairs”) I started […]

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Beautiful Mallerstang, and Disgusting Litter Louts

May 8, 2013

Yesterday was a beautiful early Spring day in Mallerstang. Yes, I know that in many parts of the country Spring is already well and truly sprung but up here in the North, in a valley whose lowest points are around 1000 feet above sea level, Spring is still on its way in. The photo here […]

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Return to Longsleddale

August 27, 2011

On Thursday afternoon I made a long-postponed return to what, in my not entirely unbiased opinion, is possibly the most beautiful valley in the Lake District, Longsleddale. Having described it in those terms I have to say that it is also one of the less visited valleys. Its access is away from the major tourist […]

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St. John’s in the Vale – A Motorist’s View

August 16, 2011

Yesterday afternoon I was driving from Appleby to Workington on the A66. Just before Keswick I caught glimpses of sunlight on Threlkeld Knotts, Wanthwaite Bank and down into St. John’s in the Vale. There’s a convenient layby so I stopped, dug out my camera from the back of the car, and transmogrified from all-too-often driver […]

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From Longsleddale (Greendale) to Hollywood

October 12, 2009

When, as a young lad, my great-grandad was running around the Lake District fells above High Swinklebank in Longsleddale “helping” his father with the sheep there was no way he could have pictured the life of a 21st century youngster. In the mid-19th century there were no cars and other motors, let alone television. No […]

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