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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Ford Northumberland


Ford, Northumberland.

Ford is an attractive village in Northumberland, 13 miles away from Berwick Upon Tweed.
It is thought the village got it's name from a ford over the nearby river Till.
Ford shares a parish with Etal.
Ford castle was built in 1287 and restored in the 1760's, It is now an educational establishment, although it was used by the military in WW2 .Much of the employment in the area is connected with the Ford and Etal estate.The estate is owned by the Joicey family who bought it in 1907. Previously the estate had been owned by Susanna, Marchioness of Watreford, among others..  
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Northumberland Coast in late Autumn


The Northumberland Coast in late Autumn.

The beautiful Northumberland coast near to the town of Amble.
The harbour shown is at Amble.
The shipwreck is that of the MV Hanseat which was run aground on here on 02.10.1980.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Autumn in the Northumberland National Park


Autumn in the Northumberland National Park.

The Northumberland National Park covers 410 sq miles (1050 sq km). The park is the most northerly of England's national parks and stretches from the Scottish borders to the southern section of Hadrian's Wall.
The area has had human habitation for 10,000 years and there are remains from ancient hill forts and many Roman sites and Pele towers which were built as protection against the infamous border reivers.
Part of the National Park includes the Cheviot Hills, The Kielder Forest and the Otterburn military training ranges.
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Kirknewton & Northumberland.


Kirknewton and the Northumberland countryside.

Kirknewton is a small village in Northumberland and is situated six miles from the Scottish Borders and a similar distance to the town of Wooler.
Included in the photos is the historic church of St Gregorys, there has been Christian worship on this site since the 11th century
They village lies in the valley of Glendale, which takes its name from the river Glen.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Simonside Hills Rothbury Northumberland


Simonside Hills, Rothbury, Northumberland

The Simonside hills landscape overlooks the ancient market town of Rothbury in the Northumberland national park.
The area is a haven for wildlife and is the setting for a bronze age cemetery and hillfort.
Local legend has it that an evil race of dwarves called dueargars roam the hills enticing walkers and travellers to their deaths over cliff edges.  
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Creswell Beach and Nature Reserve Northumberland


Creswell Beach and Nature Reserve, Northumberland.

Creswell is near Ashington in Northumberland. In recent years a nature reserve was created around a lake which is near to a long stretch of beach.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hareshaw Linn, Northumberland National Park.


Hareshaw Linn, Northumberland National Park. 

A wooded valley & series of waterfalls (Linn means waterfall)  in the Northumberland national park, near the village of Bellingham which was established in the 12th Century when St Cuthbert’s Church was first consecrated.
In the 19th Century it was a centre for iron. Hareshaw Linn was the site of two blast furnaces established in 1833 . It once had 70 coke ovens, 24 large roasting kilns for calcining the iron ore,  coal stores, a blacksmiths shop, wagon shed, stables and stores.The iron works were in  production until 1848.A decade later the plant was auctioned and many of the buildings demolished.
Nature has made a full recovery from all the industrial activity. Today Hareshaw Linn is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated for its rare ferns and lichen. Over 300 different types of mosses, liverworts and lichen can be found.It is also home to red squirrel, great spotted woodpecker, wood warbler, spotted flycatcher, badger and daubenton’s bat.
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