Hay Stacks- a classic

Hay Stacks -a classic

I am very busy working away behind the scenes on a couple of new and exciting projects, both of which involve a who new series of paintings, one of Lake District landscapes and the other of more local images to me here in Teesdale. Just the other day I completed…

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Latrigg above the layers.

Great Dodd sunrise from Latrigg

A recent period of high pressure over the country has given us a rather warm and settled period of autumnal weather recently. The colours of the foliage on the trees has been the best for many a year and this has been mixed with some days of mists which really…

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Autumn Falls

Autumn at Summerhill Force. Teesdale

This a short descriptive blog of our route and photographs taken today- 20th October 2015. Hopefully you will find it useful if you plan a visit. Start at Bowless Visitor Centre Car park on the B6277 Middleton in Teesdale to Alston Road just past Newbiggin. The bonus to living here…

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A cracking day on Yoke

Looking down into the Kentmere valley from the narrow edge above Rainsbarrow Crag

Date: 13th October 2015 It was with some frustration that whilst completing the sketches for the fell Yoke last weekend that I realised that the reference photograph for the view of Rainsbarrow Crag (Yoke 10) was totally wrong. How I made this basic error can perhaps only be explained in…

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An Alpine Adventure- the mission continues..

Hopegill Head.

This is a follow up to my recent blog post about the rare Alpine Catchfly. If you haven’t read it then perhaps do take a look there first at a previous blog post from last week which gives a background account to this challenge: An Alpine Adventure Date: 15th July…

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An Alpine Adventure

Hobcarton Crag

Date: 9th July 2015  Location: Whinlatter, The North Western Lake District. It has been some time since I ticked off the last required reference for my Wainwrights in Colour project, well that is those ones where I needed to see the actual view that Wainwright used in the Pictorial Guides.…

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Blencathra’s best.

Blencathra summit

With an appointment in Keswick arranged for mid-morning on Wednesday I planned to use the full day to enjoy the predicted decent weather forecast. So an early rise was called for and it was just before 4am as we headed west along the A66. The clear frosty morning wasn’t to…

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