Brough Castle – The history to a ruin

Brough Castle – The history to a ruin

The Eden Valley, Cumbria is home to buildings old, great and historic ruin. A sign of the area’s past going back many hundreds of years, being close to the border with Scotland and a crossway to the Northern Pennines and the South. I have already shown you a couple from the valley… The grand ruin […]

Loughrigg Fell – A walk up above the many lakes

Loughrigg Fell – A walk up above the many lakes

As far as small climbs go in the Lake District, Loughrigg Fell is right up there amongst the ones with the most impressive views. Perfect for families, perfect for all weathers and perfect for escapism, even if you only have half a day. From this walk and summit you can see so many of the […]

The Tame Robins

The Tame Robins

In previous posts we have discussed the unmistakeable Robin in more detail. The Robin is common visitor to many gardens and has a highly territorial and nasty side to it with other birds. The red breast a big warning to others that may want to enter his space. To us humans though it can be one […]

Gretna Green – The village of runaway weddings

Gretna Green – The village of runaway weddings

Gretna Green, a small village just over Scottish border from England in Dumfries and Galloway, and just off the A74(M). A small place that is historically known around the country and even world wide as the place for runaway weddings. The history, tales and romantic folklore together with the original ‘Blacksmiths Shop’ being in situ has […]

The Bald Blue Tit

The Bald Blue Tit

I was taking photos at the bird feeder when I noticed one of the recent young Blue Tits showing up was looking very peculiar. A very sorry looking fellow with a bald head and face. Poor little thing, I know my baldness is very hereditary but this bird of course looked very different to all […]

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