Category: Northern England

360 Degrees of York with The Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K Duo

Whenever get a new piece of camera equipment I love to get out and about experimenting with it. The Kodak SP360 4K Duo was even more exciting due to the far reaching capabilities of what it can do both photographically and creatively. 360 photo and video is starting to take off more and more with the advent of VR. Fully immersive videos are now easily accomplished with kit like this, enabling the viewer to see in every direction as the video goes. Also in photos you can see in every direction too, up, down, left and right. a full...

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York Holiday & Cycle Stop – Glamping Great For All

In the outskirts of the City of York there is a remarkable glamping accommodation that is perfectly placed to discover both the city itself and beyond. York Holiday and Cycle Stop. The more I saw of this place the more I realised why so many reviews had voted it the LateRooms Best Countryside Hotel, a category that has much wonderful competition, it was time to find out more. It is situated in a perfect spot in the countryside where you can get to the City very easily yet enjoy the calm and beauty of the surrounding open fields and further....

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Sunrises Above West Yorkshire

I was lucky enough to have lived in the hills above West Yorkshire for a few months. Not far over the tops from my hometown of Oldham and overlooking the Colne Valley from Slaithwaite towards Huddersfield. Even more lucky having dogs to walk and being out early for a stroll, some strolls giving the most exquisite scenes fresh and early in the morning. I do find the early mornings my favourite of the dog walks. So quiet, so still, often refreshing and whatever the weather it inspires me for the day ahead. In this particular place I was up...

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Redmires Reservoirs, Beauty Abound Any Time of Year

Driving along the winding A57 and leaving Sheffield behind, the countryside is more and more alluring to the eye and without prior knowledge or straying off the beaten track the Redmires Reservoirs could be completely over looked which we have done many times before. Taking a turn uphill, purely to explore we discovered this stunning area and a new place to play, hike and wonder at. The reservoirs were created in 1836 to give clean drinking water to the people of Sheffield, four years after the Sheffield area was struck down with a terrible outbreak of cholera in 1832....

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Beningbrough Hall – Walks Around The Grounds

Since my move to York I never wasted any time seeking out some great local walks. It never has to be mountains and valleys to satisfy. Walks that enable you to get some wonderful fresh air and scenery, on a whim, you know the kind I mean. Not only is it the locality that drives me back time and time again to these walks but the variety en route around. One minute you are strolling by the River Ouse, then the next you are passing by beautiful meadows. Hidden pondscapes, panoramic views of the hall itself and gorgeous woodland...

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A Stay at The Waiting Room, Northumberland

The Waiting Room sits above Staward Gorge and Allen Banks in Northumberland, overlooking the railway line of Staward Station. The station hasn’t seen a train for 66 years but the lovingly-restored Waiting Room still provides a place of refuge for the weary traveller, bedecked with everything one could need for a a few days away, from fresh eggs to scrabble. My boyfriend and I holed up there for three days and four nights at the end of September, savouring the rugged scenery, the starry skies and the historic Hadrian’s Wall.  Without a car, we were delighted to find that The...

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