Showing posts with label Northumberland Landscapes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Northumberland Landscapes. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wooler Northumberland


Wooler, Northumberland.

Wooler is a small town on the edge of the Northumberland National Park not far from the England/Scotland border.
In 1402 at the nearby Humbleton Hill a major battle took place between English and Scottish forces which resulted in a defeat for the Scottish army and is referenced by Shakespeare in the play Henry the 1V part one, in which Northumbrian Harry Hotspur is the hero.  
Humbleton Hill is also the site of an iron age hillfort.  
The town is popular with walkers and is known as the " The Gateway to the Cheviots".
The name Wooler is thought to derive from old English meaning Wella, "well spring" and ofer, "ridge".
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Northumberland Hills Moors and Farmland


Northumberland Hills, Moors and Farmland.

A selection of photographs from beautiful Northumberland.
Northumberland is England's most northerly and sparsely populated county.
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hulne Park Alnwick Northumberland - Autumn Colours


Hulne Park, Alnwick Northumberland - Autumn Colours.

Hulne Park is a beautiful public park set in 1000's of acres of rolling Northumberland countryside.
The park is used for hunting and shooting and is owned by the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland.
A priory on the park dates from the 13th century.
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Monday, October 03, 2016

Kielder Reservoir


Kielder Reservoir 

Kielder reservoir was built between 1975 and 1981 for Northumbrian Water. It is the largest artificial lake in the United Kingdom and is surrounded by Kielder forest, the largest man-made forest in Europe which is a stronghold of red squirrels.
A village and several farms were submerged in the making of the lake 
The reservoir dam is home to hydro-electric power turbines.
The lake and surrounding forest is home to a tourist industry which attracts 250,000 people per year.
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