Photography of Northumberland's Countryside!

Northumberland is the most sparsely populated County in England, but it has some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. With rolling hills of heather, and meadows of poppies, rivers and streams of clear water. Where wildlife abounds and the peace and tranquility takes you to a different place in time. You can walk for miles and not see another living soul. These are some of the Photographs I have taken of my wanderings through Northumbria and to this place I now call home.

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Serenity

Serenity

The river Coquet that flows through Warkworth on its way to the sea just a couple of miles away. On a calm sunny day what better way to pass time than to watch the swans and ducks as they wistfully play along the river bank, .. ......

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Another world

It's another world

Up here on the fells of Northumberland you could quite be on another world. In Winter and spring when the sparse trees and heather are brown and lifeless it looks quite bleak but still it has a beauty all of its own. Don't you think? .. ......

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Rock bottom

Rock bottom

Sometimes I wonder if this is the sign of things to come. A river up in the valley normally full of water with the spring and winter rains reduced to a shallow stony trickle. .. ......



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A Roughting revisit

A Roughting revisit

A revisit to Roughting Linn but photographed from a different angle as the light cascades down through the trees on the right. Such a peaceful place where all that can be heard is the rush of the waterfall .. ......

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A Bremish morn@

A Bremish morn'

A bright but chilly January morning on a walk up through Bremish Valley towards the waterfall. All that can be heard are the birds singing in the tree. Peace, perfect peace ... ......


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Still waters

Still waters

It's January but still a day for walking in the hills up along Bremish Valley where the air is clean and fresh and today at least I have the valley all to myself ... ......

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The old Byer

The old byer

An old cow byer just outside of Warkworth that I have passed many times and always meant to stop and say hello to the horses in the field. Today was the day I did just that. I wonder how long it has been standing there .. ......

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A Holy Place

A holy Place

According to  legend it was here at St Cuthbert's cave that monks took shelter with the body of St Cuthbert on their way to Durham or perhaps where Cuthbert himself lived as a  hermit before moving to the Farne Islands .. ......

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Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Nothing like seeing sunflowers bobbing in the breeze with their cheery faces pointing to the sun. They certainly puts a smile on my face when I see them, that's for sure as these did when I spotted then growing at the side of a field.. .. ......

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A winters walk

A winters Walk

There is nothing like a lovely walk on the hills on a bright winters day. The view from Housey crags towards the Cheviots is surely one of the best in Northumberland .. ......

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Grazing

Grazing

Sheep quietly grazing in the College Valley quite oblivious to either me or Tess. A scene I guess those of us who frequent the hills take for granted.. ......

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An African Landscape

African Landscape

At least that is what this scene reminded me off. A solitary tree amongst a barren landscape with the snow topped Kilimanjaro in the background. Well it could be. It was in fact on the walk up to  Blawearie ......

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Snow up on the moors

Snow up on the moors

Up on the fells winter arrives early and the first falls of snow give a crisp clean feel to the moors and far off Cheviots. This is the time of year I love up here on the moorland. What better place to be on a clear early morning......

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Through snowy moorland

Through snowy moorland

A trek through snow on the hills above Ingram and the valley below as snow clouds gather on the horizon. Perhaps time to head home then ......

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The Sleeping man

The Sleeping man

"Up on the moorlands above Edlingham stands the craggy rocks where the old man weary and tired rests his head" ....

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Old Blawearie

Old Blawearie

The remains of 19th Century house which was the home of the Rogersons, a shepherding family,  is thought to have been abandoned before the Second World War. Must have been a hard life up there on the windswept moors ....

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