Cheviot Views online: No 28, Dec 2016
The latest issue of Cheviot Views: the newsletter for Hedgeley Parish is now available and, if you’re a resident of Hedgeley Parish, it should be dropping through your letterbox soon.
A few of the highlights include:
- The Last Swallows – by Hugh Tindle: “The last weekend in September turned out to be quite exceptional for swallows. Over the two days, dozens of birds gathered over the Powburn football field. Young birds rested on the fence wires on the far edge of the field while adults skimmed over the pasture, feeding on insects perhaps disturbed from the grass by the grazing sheep…”
- Plantastic – Richard Poppleton gives advice on identifying broadleaf trees and shrubs in winter
- Wordsmith – What’s in a name? Did you know that ‘Shawdon’ means ‘small-wood valley’? So, what are the meanings of the hamlets and villages within Hedgeley Parish? Graham Williamson explains.
- The Night Sky (Winter 2016-17)– Want to know what an ‘asterism’ is? Peter Slater explains how to see this (and other wonders of the night sky) throughout the winter months in the Breamish Valley
- And more…
You can download Cheviot Views No.28 here.