Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Category: Pennines

  • Not another one!

    Not another one!

    I remembered today a painting my aunty had above her fireplace. It was of a blue lady and it was years later that I discovered that it was just a reproduction sold in its thousands in 1960s furniture shops. The painting was called the Chinese Girl, and apparently the original was sold for nearly Ā£1…

  • Chew Reservoir

    Chew Reservoir

    It’s been a long day. At the crack of dawn this morning I was on the high Pennine moors above Oldham. Maybe it was a dream. I came across Chew Reservoir quite suddenly out of the swirling morning mist. When full it holds 200 million gallons of water but the current level is substantially lower.…

  • Blackstone Edge

    Blackstone Edge

    With the young scion installed back at uni, a chance to explore the Pennines on the way back home. Blackstone Edge, a gritstone escarpment conveniently just off the M62 and overlooking the conurbation of Manchester. The map named Robin Hood’s Bed just south of the summit which sounded interesting but as I didn’t know what…

  • High Cup Gill

    High Cup Gill

    Across the Pennines to High Cup Nick above Appleby to see the Great Whin Sill, an intrusion of volcanicĀ dolerite between limestone layers. Well I would have seen it if it had been clear. I managed to get this snap of High Cup Gill before I climbed into the cloud.