Tag Archives: outdoors

Meeting the Sun atop Primrose Hill

One of the highlights, literally, of walking along Regents Canal is the chance to journey up Primrose Hill.  I’d never been here before and so thought it was as good an opportunity as any to walk up and see one … Continue reading

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Walking Londons canals… Little Venice

If you haven’t read my recent posts on canals in general and the Paddington Basin in particular then do feel free to go back and take a peek before coming back here. It’s amazing how much the scenery changes once … Continue reading

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I met perhaps the most famous tree in the world at Sycamore Gap

If you think of how many trees are famous; there are quite a few of them but compared to the countless billions of trees on the planet they are really few and far between.  Some famous trees are no longer … Continue reading

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From the prehistoric to the merely ancient

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I’ve had a busy old week and been unwell for longer so was unable to write at all so I hope this collection of photos which I took on Thursday. It was a very windy day and the temperature was … Continue reading

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Stonehenge At Dusk

I don’t usually do simple photo posts but in Thursday on one if my guided tours, we happened to be at Stonehenge at dusk. Due to the latitude of the British Isles, dusk can be anything from about 11pm in … Continue reading

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The home of Beatrix Potter & the wonderful world of Peter Rabbit

Following my exertions in the early part of my holiday a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a good idea to have an easier sort of day.  That didn’t mean it wouldn’t be a very full one however, … Continue reading

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Visiting the magical land behind a waterfall and underground caving!

So far on our holiday no two days had been the same and this was to be no different. After doing a soot of shopping in Alston, the highest market town in England, we headed east over the Peninnes and … Continue reading

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