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The Breamish Valley

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


Missing Plaque

Official plaque missing

On the morning of Wednesday 26 April 2023, Pip Rutherford and May Wilson of Powburn placed an official Queen’s Green Canopy plaque next to the trees in the paddock at Crawley Dene (at the South exit from Powburn). The trees were planted by the Hedgeley Parish Council to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. The following morning (Thursday 27 April 2023) the plaque had disappeared.

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Snake in the Grass

Adders at Branton Lakes

We’re well into April now and I’ve only just seen my first adder of the season! This isn’t for any peculiar nature phenomenon – such as the snakes emerging much later – but rather that I hadn’t had an opportunity to go looking for them until yesterday.

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