Author: <span class="vcard">gordon</span>

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey Hall is a Grade 1 listed building operated by he National Trust.  The Hall was built in 1616, but later remodelled in the 18th Century.   In addition to the Hall, there are some attractive gardens and a deer park with a herd of fallow deer.  It is one of three deer parks in…


The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree is a sculpture located above the town of Burnley.  It is one of a series of sculptures know as panopticons situated in prominent positions above Lancashire towns.  The sculpture was deigned by Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu and installed in 2006.  It consists of a series of open steel tubes which…


Longton Brickcroft

Longton Brickcroft is a small nature reserve situated in the village of Longton, between Preston and Southport.  The reserve, which is free to visit,  consists of two main pools surrounded by woodland that extends to 11 hectares. The site was one a brickworks factory, hence the name.  We have visited a couple of times, and…


Castlerigg

Castleigg is one of the best known neolithic stone circles in the UK.  It is located close to Keswick in the northern Lake District, and is overlooked by Skiddaw, Blencathra and the mountains of the Helvellyn Range, giving it a very dramatic setting that is a blessing to any landscape photographer.  However its proximity to…


Mere Sands Wood

Mere Sands Wood is a small nature reserve set around several lakes, which is operated by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.  The area was originally planted with woodland during the mid 19th century, however there were large amounts of sand deposits which were extracted for industry during the 1970’s and 80’s.  After the sand extraction was…


Knockan Crag

Knockan Crag is the site of  a National Nature Reserve due to its importance in the development of modern geology.  In the early 19th century, it was recognised that rocks could be lifted and tilted, but it was not believed they could move any great distance laterally.  At Knockan Crag however, it was discovered that…


Stoer Peninsula

The Stoer peninsula is located to the north of Lochinver, jutting into the sea between Enard Bay and Eddrachillis Bay. The two main attractions for photographers are the Stoer Lighthouse and The Old Man of Stoer – a 60m (200ft) sea stack.  There is a small car park at the lighthouse, and the Old Man…


Victoria Falls

Victoria Fallas are located close to Loch Maree in NW Scotland.  Like the other (rather more famous!) Victoria Falls in Africa, the are named after Queen Victoria, but at least she actually visited these falls in 1877.  However she was apparently not that impressed, declaring that other falls near Balmoral were more spectacular.  That was…


Eilean Donan

Eilean Donan is one of the most photographed locations in Scotland and as it is located right on the main A87 road north, it is very easy of access, which also makes it very popuar.  The castle is situated at Dornie, about 8 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh and is located on its own small…


The Falls Of Falloch

The Falls of Falloch are located right next to the A82, just a couple of miles north of Loch Lomond.  At this spot, the River Falloch drops about 30ft into a wide peaty pool.  There is a small car park signposted from the road, and the falls are reached by a very short level walk…