• 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…

  • The Pennine Way at Millstone Edge, Standedge

    I was pleased, yesterday, when the postie brought me a package. It turned out not to be a birthday present, but instead was the Pentax 16-50 DA* lens, which had packed in at Whitby in November and has been about three months away for repair. The repair cost an arm and a leg and included a new motor, so I was keen to try it out and make sure everything was working fine. Luckily, this morning was fine and sunny. We decided that we would go out for lunch to the Church Inn near Saddleworth Church before going for a walk with cameras. My husband likes the beer at the Church…

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