BULBY’S WOOD is a lovely picnic area in Northumberland National Park on the bank of the River Breamish about 0.5 miles out of Ingram Village in the direction of Linhope Estate [GPS: 55°26’28.337″ N 1°59’20.22″ W]
May Wilson (Hedgeley Parish Council) has sent the following information today.
No doubt you’ll have seen the wonderful Christmas Tree in the Powburn Community Garden (pictured above and below).
A1 Wandylaw to Warenford Scheme update
Claire Miller (Clerk, Hedgeley Parish Council) has today received and forwarded the following information via Robbie Burn (Chair, Hedgeley Parish Council) regarding the above scheme of works.
A697 road sign restoration
I’ve known about this road sign on the A697 in Crawley Dene for a few years. It’s been at the side of the road, partially knocked down the embankment and in a bit of a sorry state.
We took advantage of having the tractor and the road being shut yesterday, managed to get it out and it’s now in storage.
We will have a look at getting it restored then put back.
Robbie Burn (Chair, Hedgeley Parish Council)
Litter picked from A697
Following yesterday’s appeal for help to do a Litter Pick on the A697, Robbie Burn has sent the following message and photo.
Grey day walk
Winter can be muggy, dark and grey. But it’s still great to get outside and enjoy our open spaces. We’re lucky in the Breamish Valley to have the Branton Lakes Nature Reserve accessible all year round. There’s a growing amount of evidence that just being out in nature improves our sense of well-being. And, for me, today was no exception – I thoroughly enjoyed my grey day walk…
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).
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.