Sunday, 1 September – Allen Banks National Trust, Roman Army Museum, Aira Force National Trust, Windermere

We left Hexam early but didn’t leave the area immediately. First we drove out to Allen Banks National Trust, a lovely area along a  stream in a forest that had been cultivated for many years. We walked part way up the stream side, but not as far as we had intended. The easy path led Read More …

Monday, 26 August – Forvie National Nature Reserve, Loanhead of Daviot Stone Circle, Lodge of the Lock Aboyne

Today we started at the Forvie National Nature Reserve: It is a beautiful location, inland moors and coastal dunes meeting to provide a unique ecosystem. Ralph and I walked out together for a ways: Along the way, there are signs to identify the flowers that grow in the nature reserve. Where we could we took Read More …