Once inhabited, now deserted places have a pull on us. Where lives were once lived and features were managed: stone walls repaired, ovens cleaned, fireplaces swept, roofs mended, herbs gathered, plants tended. Not neglect, but simply absence – humans rarely come by any more and nature takes hold. Thorns, near Ribblehead is such a place.…
Every so often I pass a derelict quarry by the side of the railway line I travel on. Lush, fenced off,
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Three very special days in February, when scheduled main line steam-hauled passenger services were organised to run on the historic Settle to Carlisle Railway line. A ‘Plandampf’ service.
The new Northern timetables for the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway line and the Leeds-Morecambe railway line through Bentham are now available. Dec 2016 – May 2017. Both feature my work. A snap on the beach at Morecambe’s brilliant Catch The Wind Kite Festival last year, and a walk by the weir on the River Eden in Armathwaite. Nice to share…
There is, not far from Ribblehead station, a hidden, abandoned hamlet – identified only by the cluster of trees which surrounds it.
Grisedale I’ve wanted to explore Grisedale for a long time. A three mile long cul-de-sac dale, which sits over the other side of Low Moor ridge at Garsdale Head, beneath Baugh Fell. Garsdale, Sedbergh, Ravenstonedale, and Mallerstang are its closest neighbouring dales. My first attempt to explore had been thwarted by water