• Saddleworth – The “Crooked Tree” Walk

    My lock-down photo diary continues. We have now been in lock-down for 8 weeks, slightly longer than the time imposed by government. It hasn’t been all that much of a chore, because there has been plenty to do around the house and garden plus lots of opportunity for photography at home. Walks have been mostly just through the fields above us or along the old railway track, neither of which are very picturesque. From yesterday, regulations have been relaxed to allow exercise at greater distance. In fact, the walk we did today can be done from home…up the fields behind us to Knowle Top and then taking the track along…

  • Kinder Stones on Pots’n’Pans Hill

    Today I’m preparing a new talk for Harrogate PS and it will include some local pictures of Saddleworth. I love being up high just before the sun sets and I found, in my back catalogue, some pictures of the Kinder Stones on top of our local hill, some of which I hadn’t really looked at before. The hill of Pots’n’Pans is easily accessed on foot from our back gate and takes my husband about half an hour to reach the top. I take longer! and I linger for long periods to take pictures as I go. There is a small abandoned quarry near the top and the remains of stones standing at…

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