Landscape locations


Crossing the Moorfoot Hills

[fimg id=7309752564] From where it flows into the Tweed at Innerleithin, a solitary road runs up alongside the Leithen Water — Abhainn Leitheinn, the grey river — and is soon enclosed in perfect round and green hills. [fimg id=8997239796 size=Medium][fimg id=7844877966 size=Medium] It twists and turns and climbs northwards through […]


Winter in Keswick

[fimg id=4399780508] In February 2010 I booked the train up to Penrith… [fimg id=4469121929 size=Medium][fimg id=4382842445 size=Medium] only to break the bicycle I’d planned to take on the day before departure…. [fimg id=5488795828] so changed plans and walked everywhere in the snow around Keswick and Derwent Water, where the boat […]


The standing stones of Machrie Moor

[fimg id=8100871959] On the west side of Arran — the “Scotland in miniature” island of the Firth of Clyde — you might find a gateway, half hidden in high hedges, with a sign indicating the path to Machrie Moor. [fimg id=8100882490 size=Medium][fimg id=8100882652 size=Medium] The track winds through the sheep […]


The Settle to Carlisle Railway

[fimg id=973092504] I like the ways that railways fit into the landscape: the mix of bold lines, elegant curves, symmetrical structures and lush green earthworks, embedded in big landscapes — like these ones on the Settle to Carlisle Line in the Yorkshire Dales national park — and tying places together. […]


A82

The A82 between Tyndrum and North Ballachulish in the West Highlands is a remarkable road. [fimg id=5087066582 size=Medium][fimg id=6765415487 size=Medium] Astonishing not just for the breathtaking moorland and mountain landscape that it floats across and weaves through as it climbs through Glen Coe and crosses the vast expanses of Rannoch […]