The Iron Master, artwork by David Kemp at the side of the National Cycle Route 7 (Sunderland to Inverness) east of Consett.

Belsay Hall and Castle


Belsay Hall (English Heritage) is a slightly strange building, with its Classical pillars and empty rooms.


(L) Gardens of Belsay Hall and (R) the original castle, abandoned as a residence when the Hall was built.


A passing visit to Studley Royal Park in mid March.


Pictures from an evening tour of some of the upper levels of Durham cathedral.


Parkhead on the former Stanhope and Tyne Railway. The hilly nature of the route meant that much of it was worked by rope inclines and horse traction rather than locomotives.


Pictures from a return trip to Grange-over-Sands in late March.


Feb and Mar 2019