Winter Count

I’m reading this at the moment – ‘Winter Count’ by Barry Lopez. Short stories written with a purity and sparseness of language. And something stunning happens. Every time. – Picture driving by a prairie farm, seeing a man brushing a bare field with a broom. Years later you pass again, and he’s still there, sweeping.…

A Dale that Died?

  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