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Angletarn Pikes

Last Tuesday was a scorcher, as we set out from Hartsop for a walk to Angletarn Pikes. If you haven’t walked up from Hartsop recently, you might not know that the track to Hayes Water is closed while a hydro works is being constructed. 364 more words

Britain's Rarest Fish

Yesterday I arrived back from a week-long trip to the Lake District, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The landscape of the Lake District, with all the fells and lakes, is absolutely stunning, but so is the wildlife. 753 more words

The Natural World

July garden colour

The most frequent commenter on this blog posted photos on Facebook of her garden flowers, which were predominantly pink and mauve.  She asked about the colours in other people’s gardens.  62 more words


Legio VI on Hadrian's Wall

A building inscription recording the work of Legio VI is built into the 13th century Vicar’s Pele at Lanercost Priory (RIB 1968), immediately below and to the left of the window. 170 more words

Heritage Sites


It’s not often I get to the Lake District and given that it’s not that far form here really should make more of an effort but yesterday we spent the day looking round the lower coastal region and eastern edge. 188 more words


Pretty in pink

Our neighbour entrusted us (or rather George our sitting bantam) with another 8 precious eggs. We checked them on Monday and one was crushed which left 7. 322 more words

Thebuzzshelter Armathwaite

Of Lakes and Sheep: Remembering a Trip to the English Lake District

This is a throwback to a fun trip I did while I was in England. It was previously published on my missions blog.

Most of my life I’ve spent on the coast of Georgia surrounded by pinewoods, salt marshes, and sunny beaches—basically it’s flatter than a pancake there. 2,145 more words