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The Breamish Valley

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


River Breamish fish are jumping

River Breamish fish are jumping!

It’s that time of year again – when adult salmon and sea trout, weighing anything from 10kg upwards, swim across oceans to the mouth of the one, particular river where they were born…and they wait.

Wait that is until there is a strong enough flow of river water and…they’re off…heading upstream to the spawning grounds.

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Alnwick witches

Alnwick witches’ world record attempt

What a great time we had on Halloween (31 October 2015) at Alnwick Garden.

Hundreds of children and adults met to try and break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of witches gathered in one place. To participate, you had to dress in traditional witch attire – a black pointed hat, a broom and a black cape.

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Paragliding practice

East Hill paragliding practice

Cycling along the lane from Branton behind the Branton Nature Conservation Area towards the Branton-Brandon footbridge a couple of days ago, I noticed what at first sight seemed to be large pink, yellow and purple flags. I stopped and looked towards East Hill [featured on this site in July as an area undertaking a Grass harvest]. Now, taking a closer look, I could see that these flags had people attached to them – they were paragliders.

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Locals help their local

Locals help their local to re-open

[All images © Eileen Whitenstall 2015 – used with permission]

Since Joe Robson announced that he will be re-opening the Plough Inn in Powburn this week, local residents have been lending a hand to ensure that everything’s spick and span for the re-opening on:

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2015 at 7:00pm

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Cherry red

Cherry red, golden brown – a favourite season!

It’s little wonder that Autumn is so many people’s favourite season.

Leaves are ablaze with colour. And everywhere in the Breamish Valley there’s an extravagant firework display of ochres, glinting golds, coppers and rich reds.

And, best of all, it’s absolutely free!

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