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Road Sign Restoration

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)

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Grey day walk: Branton Lakes

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…

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Yellow fields

Breamish Valley yellow fields

Mid-spring and there is yellow everywhere along the Breamish Valley.

Patchworks of bright-yellow rapeseed can be seen on the surrounding hills and lower-lying ground.

Grown in this country predominantly for as an animal feed or to produce edible vegetable oils, it’s also known as oil seed rape or, simply, rape. For me, it’s one of the joys of the spring season.

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Views from above

Views from above Powburn

[All photos © Ian Glendinning 2016 – used with permission]

As mentioned in Cheviot Views Issue 28 (Dec 2016), we had a few more of Ian Glendinning’s aerial photographs of Powburn and the surrounding area to share with you. And here they are! Can you spot any obvious landmarks? Or even where you live? It pretty much goes without saying that views from above give a totally new perspective on where many of us live.

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