Wind in the Willows Mr Toad Brockholes

Smile on Saturday: Mr Toad and his Friends.

Mr Toad and Friends go Birdwatching. I went for a wander around a local nature reserve, Brockholes, a couple of weeks ago.  I had decided NOT to take photographs and simply enjoy observing the wildlife. I made point of leaving my camera at home and took only binoculars. However, the photographer in Read more…

AMBLESIDE: Lake Windermere

An Autumn Day in Ambleside.

Blue Skies and Sunshine….. ……..for a few short hours on Saturday in the Lake District. Now that we are well into autumn we jump at every opportunity to get out on a sunny day. We are so lucky to have the Lake District about a one-hour drive away. (It used Read more…

Savick House Lancaster canal bridge 13 Preston Lancashire walk towpath

From Haslem Park to the Last Whistle Café.

Lancaster Canal: Bridges 13 – 17 On a Bank Holiday Monday there is no better place to be than the towpath on a quiet stretch of the Lancaster Canal.  OK, so there might be a narrowboat or two, and perhaps some fishermen and maybe even a few dog-walkers.  Nothing to Read more…

Lambing Time in Borrowdale sign Cumbria Lake District

Which Way? A Signpost, a Gate and a Bridge

It’s Lambing Time in Borrowdale, as the notice on the signpost in this first picture reminds us:   Once again, despite weather warnings, we were treated to “Borrowdale Blue” skies this week…..   …..although it was bitterly cold.  With temperatures just above freezing, we headed off again to walk to Read more…

Towards Bridge 28A Lancaster Canal motorway

Lancaster Canal: from Bridge 26 to Bridge 30

Lancaster Canal: Bridge  26 to Bridge 30 (and back) With a beautiful section of the Lancaster Canal just 5 minutes along  the road from our village, we often find ourselves there at all seasons of the year (unless the towpath is just TOO muddy). Now that I’ve found a map Read more…

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