Location Posts

Abbeystead

Abbeystead is a small village in the Forest of Bowland.  The main photographic interest is Abbeystead weir, an impressive horseshoe shaped weir on the River Wyre  built in the 19th century to supply power to mills further down the river.  Today the weir serves no useful purpose, but remains an impressive sight.  The weir is…


Another Place

Another Place is an art installation on Crosby Beach in Merseyside. It consists of 100 bronze statues, designed by Antony Gormly, spread over 2 miles of the beach, all looking out to sea.  Some of the statues are only uncovered at low tide, whilst others are close into the promenade.  The statues were originally displayed in…


Ashgill Force

Whilst returning home from a weekend in Northumbria, we visited Ashgill Force in the northern Pennines, south of Alston.    This is an impressive waterfall with a drop of 17m (56ft), directly under the B6277 with a few smaller falls lower down the river.  However it is out of sight and not signposted from the…


Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle is set in a spectacular location right on the beach at Bamburgh in Northumberland.  This is a favourite location for photographers, and being positioned on the East Coast, it is ideally placed for sunrise photos, with the classic view being from the rocky beach to the north of the castle. There has been…


Blea Tarn

On Saturday we visited our cottage in Troutbeck Bridge in the morning, then drove up to Blea Tarn above Langdale to take some pictures.  After a cloudy morning it brightened up and in the afternoon we enjoyed some beautiful early spring weather.  With the Langdale Pikes as a backdrop, Blea Tarn is a noted spot…


Bovington Tank Museum

The Bovington Tank Museum hosts the largest collection of tanks and armoured vehicles in the world.  The site has long been associated with tanks, being the home of the ‘Heavy Branch Machine Gun Corps’ in 1916 – the fist tank unit in the world.  After the First World War, some of WW1 tanks were collected…


Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is  stands on a small mound in a strategic gap in the Purbeck Hills.  In addition to the castle, there is a small attractive village and steam trains sometimes pass by on the Swanage steam railway. There has been a castle on this site since at least Saxon times, and probably even earlier….


Cwm Idwal

Cwm Idwal is an impressive mountain cirque in the Glyder mountans in Snowdonia containing the lake Llyn Idwal.  It is located close to the highest point of the A5 road on the pass between Capel Curig and Bethesda, and sits just above Llyn Ogwen.  The cwm is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Wales…


Dinas Island

Dinas Island in Pembrokeshire is a bit of a misnomer, as it is a small peninsula, rather than an island.  However the headland has a wild coastal character that is quite different to the farmlands that it adjoins, so it does feel like a separate island.  The Pembrokeshire coast path makes a round of the…


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…