Day One: Beltingham to Burnlaw
written at Staward Peel
Yew sheathed in dragon scales
Hazel in smoke.
Each stile a new conversation,
Listening to the silence,
I hear so much
Mingling people gather for breakfastRead More
Soft sunshine through trees…
Schoolboys strike gold as they unearth 4,300-year-old gold hair ornament
Kirkhaugh dig hailed a success
A group of Alston schoolboys have struck gold, unearthing one of the most significant recent archaeological finds in the UK.Read More
The boys, aged from …
Over eight days of travel in June 2014 we took it in turns to document our progression as fellow pilgrims. These images give an insight into the bonds that were formed and the experience that we shared.
First evening fire…Read More
Chris with Class 3 from Castle Carrock School May 2014
While others have a tree, stones or even a mound in the ground to focus on, I’ve got a Valley and it’s a wet one too. At any rate on …Read More
The journey to meet Miss Pullen and Paul Frodsham, for the site visit, was also eventful, but the real challenge was the site itself.
The day was absolutely stunning, blue sky, Spring air and sunlight, sunlight, sunlight.
The Kirkhaugh Carins …Read More
Friday 14th March 2014Read More
The Road sign that announces that you have arrived at Castle ( long gone unfortunately) Carrock clearly says Please Dance. This is a trick because the locals clearly also want you to sing, smile and …
on the way to Alston
All of the journeys to the site and the school in Alston have been, without exception, special.
The first journey was to meet the teacher, Miss Pullen, who I would be working with. There were …Read More
A bit of a grey old day today. Pat, Molly (the dog) and myself travelled to Castle Carrock in the search of camp sites and performance venues. Took a small detour, which turned into a long detour, to the RSPB …Read More
Our journey continuesRead More
Walking and finding our way from Beltingham to Long Meg. Malc, myself and Molly the dog set out on a misty autumnal day with glimpses of blue skies and rainbows, to find our journey route for June …
DREAMING THE LAND
A Walk with Friends through Northumbria
29th June to 6th July 2013
I arrived late in the dark after a long drive in the Landover. Malcolm, Nigel and Chris welcomed me to the fire. Chris, big, warm-hearted …Read More