Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Pheasant's Secret Revealed!

It wasn't a bad morning and the patient had returned to school, so I drove about ten miles south to and a little beyond the hamlet of Hunstanworth on the Northwest Durham Moors.

That'll still be snow then!

For those of you that don't know this area, it's a bit wild even in the summer but on a day like this you don't want to break down!  There is a whole lot of not much at the end of that road, at least not till you get to Yorkshire.....!

Now if you are looking for a quiet rural property, with access to all the local amenities, what could be better than this?

Ever since I was a teenager out walking in these parts and the Yorkshire Dales (or The Dales as it is about to be renamed!) I have been fascinated by these walls.  Incidentally, the tower in the top left is an old ventilation chimney from the days of lead mining which was a huge industry here in "the good old days'  It must have been a pretty grim existence.


  1. Wow! That sky looks like there's more snow coming too. Some great images here. I especially like the first two.

  2. You still have snow? You poor bugger. Still, it's very photogenic...

    Thanks for the birthday wishes :-)

  3. I hope it's gone by the time I cycle past next month. Haven't got cycle chains fitted....

  4. I love all the spaciousness around the wee buildings. But that is how I like it. Fun to see your world.

  5. Sometimes I'm really glad I plumped for Mallorca. I know snow is beautiful but it's so bleak.

  6. fabulous pics - i love yorkshire - i once spent the summer surveying the archaeology on Ingleborough