Following the Leadmining Trail – Grassington

There are certain landscapes that seem to belong to a certain place. Even an uncaptioned photograph takes you there. They are filled with memories, filled with stories, both your own and those only heard and read. They are the landscapes that you miss when you are away. They are the place that you remember, along… Continue reading Following the Leadmining Trail – Grassington

First & Last Brewery – Northumberland

On a spring day with friends in Yorkshire, we lit the barbecue ahead of the FA Cup Final and opened up a can of First & Last Brewery’s Hedgerow Gose beer. Gose, a sour and salty beer originating on the banks of the river of the same name in central Germany, is a beer type… Continue reading First & Last Brewery – Northumberland

Where the Duergar dwell – Simonside, Northumberland

Up on the ridge we looked out across the landscape. Heather tinged with purple. Solitary trees. Rocky outcrops.  In the distance we could see the blue waters of the North Sea and the hills that straddle the border to Scotland. We were on the Simonside Hills of Northumberland, a place of stories and legends. To… Continue reading Where the Duergar dwell – Simonside, Northumberland