Landscape locations


Destitution Road again: return to Fain House

The Destitution Road crosses the Fain — high boggy moorland in Dundonnell, Wester Ross-shire, under An Teallach mountain in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. My brain keeps wanting to autocorrect it to the Desolation Road, for its remote and isolated situation on empty, open moorland — empty except for the […]


Lines in the landscape at Goring Gap in the Chiltern Hills

Goring is one of those South Eastern villages that would probably be quite nice if they weren’t being pulled into the black hole of London, despite the best efforts of the green belt, so that they feel slightly too full with people and traffic and money for their size. All […]


Pylons marching

[fimg id=6836976205] [fimg id=9659631180 size=Medium][fimg id=7360031286 size=Medium] People say they’re ugly. [fimg id=9241174721] [fimg id=487964938 size=Medium][fimg id=6761181077 size=Medium] And want them put underground. [fimg id=8343311178] [fimg id=14745934514 size=Medium][fimg id=7886036502 size=Medium] But I think it’s a bit more complicated than that. [fimg id=10540605984] [fimg id=16766157866 size=Medium][fimg id=17264457788 size=Medium] [fimg id=16773565347]


Under the hills of Torridon

[fimg id=9998552466] There aren’t many more stunning parts of the country than Torridon in Wester Ross on the coast of the Northwest Highlands. [fimg id=10665987776 size=Medium][fimg id=11752020734 size=Medium] The steeply enclosed Glen Torridon, with its mountain river tumbling down from the Coulin Estate, and its mirror lochans like Lochan an […]