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



Lambs together

Anyone know of, or even remember, The Spinners? Not our own Northumberland Spinners but the British folk group that peaked at number 14 in the album charts in 1971. Yes, a long time ago, eh? Well, the first LP I ever bought (for the younger ones among us, this is what’s currently called ‘a vinyl’) was ‘Black and White’ by The Spinners. It featured a song unsurprisingly called ‘Black and White’, the third verse of which reads as follows:

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Spring Baby

Spring baby lambs and cows

Well, I think we’re all agreed that 2020 was quite a year! Sometimes it seems to have dragged and dragged and, at other times, it seems to have flown by. Regarding the latter, I can hardly believe that a year’s gone by since I was photographing Liddle Lamzy Diveys.

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The Ringses

Our ancient heritage

Situated on Beanly Moor is The Ringses: a small Iron Age hillfort. This fortified enclosure is made from three not-quite-circular concentric banks and ditches, measuring about 46m by 43m at the widest point.

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Nature Connectedness and Meaning in Life in Northumberland National Park

Results of nature connectedness and meaning in life research now available

You may recall that last May (2020), Michael Wilson from Derby University began a study within Northumberland National Park investigating how people feel connected to nature and how this connection might contribute to (or detract from) ideas about meaning in life. Well, we’ve been contacted by Michael today, as his results are now available.

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