Category Archives: Blog

By Bulby’s Wood in autumn

By Bulby’s Wood IT’S AUTUMN! And that means misty mornings, soggy ground and a damp that often lasts all day. Well, this morning was one of those days. But it’s not a bad day – it’s just different. The grey clouds and diffuse light lends a unique atmosphere to the Breamish Valley. And, this morning, […]

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Hay bales at Branton

hay bales Branton

Hay bales Well…you know it’s getting close to Autumn when you see the hay bales lined up in the fields. And ‘meteorological Autumn’ begins tomorrow, 1 September 2017 (see Signs of Autumn for an explanation). We are so lucky to live in the Breamish Valley. Today, while cycling to Ingram, I had the opportunity to […]

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All around is blooming heather

all around is blooming heather

Blooming heather in our sister valley From late July until now, the purple heather on the hills along both the Breamish Valley and our sister valley – the Harthope Valley – has been glorious. Take a look…! Harthope Valley blooming heather Blooming heather and solitary tree Bliss!  

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Powburn Show 2017 success

Powburn Show 2017 success

Success! Congratulations once again to the Powburn Show Committee for organising and delivering the incredibly successful Powburn Show 2017. You can see a gallery of images from the day on the official Powburn Show website. But here are a few more to remind you of what a great day it was (or, if you didn’t […]

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Hedgeley Lakes Summer 2017

Hedgeley Lakes Summer 2017

Looking good… East Lake Hedgeley Lakes Across East Lake again With the Cheviots in the distance…beautiful!

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The Happy Cats (Powburn 2017)

The Happy Cats A drop of the Irish, a spoonful of Country, a splash of Cajun and a twist of folk… was back at Powburn on Saturday evening (17 June 2017). Almost one year to the date since The Happy Cats gave their their last sell-out performance at Breamish Hall. Multi-talented line-up Marty Craggs (lead vocals, […]

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Yellow gorse

yellow gorse

Yellow gorse grows bright As well as the yellow fields of rapeseed in and around the Breamish Valley at the moment, gorse is still putting on a spectacular show. And the accompanying smell of ‘coconut’ given off from the blossoms is simply wonderful! What’s not to like? Yellow gorse edging River Breamish at Ingram Farm Yellow gorse […]

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Yellow fields

yellow fields

Breamish Valley yellow fields Mid-spring and there is yellow everywhere along the Breamish Valley. Patchworks of bright-yellow rapeseed can be seen on the surrounding hills and lower-lying ground. Grown in this country predominantly for as an animal feed or to produce edible vegetable oils, it’s also known as oil seed rape or, simply, rape. For me, […]

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Winter hike (Breamish Valley)

winter hike Breamish Valley

Winter hike in the Breamish Valley Wrap up warm. Prepare a flask of soup. Put on your layers. Strap on your boots And… Enjoy the Breamish Valley in winter Hiking the Sandstone Way from Ingram The Sandstone Way is a 120 miles / 192km mountain biking route between Berwick upon Tweed and Hexham along the […]

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Looking north

looking north to Linhope

Looking north over the Cheviots First…HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you and yours had an enjoyable time over the recent holiday season. I spent a lot of time in Durham with my family and just returned to Powburn and the beautiful Breamish Valley a couple of days ago. So, at the first opportunity, I was […]

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