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The Breamish Valley

A picturesque landscape of high hills, open moorland, gently rolling farmland and the scenic River Breamish!

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Vanessa Atalanta

Red Admirals in the valley

The Red Admiral butterfly (scientific name: Vanessa atalanta) is a commonly seen butterfly in gardens and along the Breamish Valley usually from Spring and right through the summer months. However, these timings are extremely variable and, perhaps like me, you’ve seen these distinctively coloured insects nectaring in your garden, along the valley or in My Autumn Dene into early Autumn?

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My Kind of Gridlock

Countryside gridlock

When I was a child, I remember seeing a postcard that one of my relatives had received from a friend who was visiting Ireland. From what I recall, the postcard was an image of a flock of sheep walking down a country lane and impeding the progress of a solitary figure on a bicycle.

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Log Bank LANTRA Training

LANTRA Training at Wooler Log Bank

[Credit: Images are © Kate Thick 2020 and used with permission]

The Northumberland Log Bank owes its continuing success to the help of several willing volunteers.

Of course, proper training of people who volunteer to cut and remove logs is essential. And yesterday (Saturday 10 October 2020), three volunteers undertook LANTRA training in safe chainsaw use and crosscutting. Lantra is an awarding body for land-based industries in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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New Steps for Old

New steps to River Breamish

If you’re one of many who enjoy the walk around the Hedgeley Lakes at Powburn, you’ll probably be aware that some of the railway embankment steps had fallen into disrepair over recent years.

These are the steps leading down from the embankment that overlooks the west lake, just to the side of the memorial bench dedicated to Allan Forrest (late Chairman of Powburn Show) [GPS: 55°26’53.964″ N 1°54’26.22″ W]

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Log Bank Collections Continue

Log Bank collections nearby

[All images © Kate Thick 2020. Used with permission.]

While life has been difficult for everyone over the past few months during the lockdown, people experiencing fuel poverty continued to benefit from the services of the Northumberland Log Bank. Operating out of Wooler and Haydon Bridge, their services are invaluable to many residents in north Northumberland and in west Northumberland/Tynedale.

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