Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Broadway Tower

One of my favourite subjects, as you can guess. It’s well worth getting there early in the morning. At that time of day, the only people that I’ve seen are fellow photographers. There’s… Continue reading

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Still on the Worcester and Birmingham canal – this is Tardebigge tunnel, 580 yards long. That light you can see at the far end is half a kilometre away. Life is a challenge… Continue reading

An Armada of Narrow Boats

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal looks like it’s closed for the winter. On a sunny Sunday in January, a veritable armada of narrow boats was moored at Stoke Wharf, patiently waiting for the… Continue reading


The snow had melted and the sun finally made an appearance, giving me a chance to take photos with some colour in them. This meant, of course, that there was a lot of… Continue reading

Ornate Door

On the side of a church near Hanbury in Worcestershire, is a door that would not look out of place in a Tolkien setting. The only thing needed to complete the illusion would… Continue reading

Hawell Monument

Sitting prominent next to the popular path from Latrigg up to Lonscale Fell, is the Hawell Monument, raised at the end of the nineteenth century in memory of two Skiddaw shepherds, Edward and… Continue reading

Great Mell Fell

This is Great Mell Fell, as seen from the northern flank of Gowbarrow Fell. It’s not exactly a mountainous fell, and it sits out on it’s own, aloof and apart from the main… Continue reading


Viewed across the Derwent Valley, from the summit of Barrow, Skiddaw (left) and Skiddaw Little Man (centre) bask in a late afternoon April sun. I was on the final summit of The Coledale… Continue reading

Cloud over Skiddaw

Just after an April storm in the Lake District, a huge bank of cloud rolls over the southern flank of Skiddaw, leaving the upper slopes quite literally under a dark cloud. If you… Continue reading

Llanthony Priory

Llanthony Priory sits in the Black Mountains, nestling in the Vale of Eywas in a peaceful and secluded setting. This is a former Augustinian priory, founded sometime around 1100. An ancient track runs… Continue reading