Monday, 7 July 2014

Thought for the Day

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of country best..."
Ernest Hemingway

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Yorkshire Landscape

For the last few days, the country has been focussing its attention on Yorkshire as the Tour de France has arrived for two stages.
The countryside has been shown in bright sunshine, and the undulations of the landscape have started to test the riders.
Familiar hills such as those at Holme Moss and around Bradfield on the edge of Sheffield will feature this afternoon.
The commentators have talked about the dry stone walls, the industrial heritage and the canal and railway networks and also some of the Land Art that has been installed. Castle Hill in Huddersfield featured earlier. Also the mast at the top of Holme Moss, which I last walked to through a sea of mud from Crowden.
I've also been there and seen the riders of the Tour of Britain come past me in the past...

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Thought for the Day

"Paths are vital and subtle features of our landscapes. They connect places to places and they connect people to people."
Robert MacFarlane, author of 'The Old Ways'

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dan's London Tree Time-lapse walk

A new time-lapse video from Dan Ellison which is quite hard to watch, but makes a point about the nature and density of tree coverage in London.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Norfolk Broads - a useful resource

A very useful resource for those teaching about the Norfolk Broads - a very special landscape....
Available from newsagents across East Anglia at the moment, and probably online too...

Wurzels on Wind Farms

A great resource for students to explore... good lyrics to deconstruct and add some more verses, or write one in favour in the same style...

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Maxim Griffin's colourful landscapes...

I'm enjoying exploring Maxim Griffin's quirky and colourful landscape images from his blog here.
Particularly liked this one, which would be a great image for a book or feature on footpaths and travelling through the UK

Image: Maxim Griffin - sourced from here
Let me know if you'd like it removed..