Mount Grace manor house (English Heritage/National Trust) on a return visit in early November.


(L) Sculpture and (R) C2C cycle route at the Parkhead station tea rooms, Waskerley.


The weather at the latest edition of the Lumiere light festival was sadly unforgiving, but some favourites made a welcome re-appearance: (L) one of the many installations in For the Birds, in the Botanical Gardens, and (R) the miners’ shirts filling the nave of the cathedral.

Rainton Meadows nature reserve in late November.

Entrance to the park land at Auckland Castle in early December.


The “Druids Temple” on the Swinton Estate is in reality an 18th C folly. The weather was unkind during this weekend away is Masham, but the odd glimpse of sunshine (R) was enough to transform the view!

Fountain in Hackfall Woods, another example of 18th C landscaping.

November and December 2019