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Mon 29 Dec 2014

Managed to escape to the hills for a few hours. A short walk on the moors above Ilkley, Yorkshire started in sub-zero mist with lots of snow and ice on the ground. Eventually the mist lifted and for a while I was able to see the wonderful Bronze Age carvings on the Badger Stone. They date back to around 2000–700 years BC.

Quarry by the Cow and Calf rocks

The Badger Stone

Sat 27 Dec 2014

Snowy scene on the Chorley boundary summit of Rivington Road between Belmont and Rivington this morning. It was minus 2deg C. Thankfully I wasn’t on my bike.

St Peter's Church Belmont.

Wed 24 Dec 2014

Cup marked Rock, near Foulford Hotel north of Crief. i thought the marks were on the underside but apparently they're on the top.

Field Marshal George Wade 1673 - 1748

General Wade’s Military Road (Field Marshal George Wade 1673 - 1748).
This stretch of road is part of the Crieff to Aberfeldy road constructed in 1730.

Tue 23 Dec 2014
Crannog replica on Loch Tay, Scotland.It's only open part of the year but has its own website.
Sun 21 Dec 2014

Today is the longest night / shortest day, the Winter Solstice. I was on Denham Hill at the time for sunrise (08:25) but no luck as it was total cloud and some drizzle.

Sat 20 Dec 2014

This evening view was taken from Carwood Lane footpath, Whittle-le-Woods looking towards the Mormon Temple. Above you can just see the flashing lights of a plane passing overhead.

Fri 19 Dec 2014
A cold but sunny walk from White Coppice to Great Hill summit. This view is looking north from the summit shelter stones.

Morning view from Kem Mill Lane towards Lisieux Hall

Tue 16 Dec 2014

The amazing Forth Road bridge on the left (opened 1965)
and the Forth Railway bridge opened in 1890

Just about to cycle across the Forth Road Bridge. I rode across the same track on Sat 23 July 1966 while on a Youth Hostelling cycling holiday with friends from the Ribble Valley Cycling Club,

Fri 12 Dec 2014
On my way home from my morning walk I saw this view of Rock Villa Road. I like the reflections off the cobbles in the damp.
Mon 08 Dec 2014

My Father was born 100 years ago today. Here he is with Mum in 1938. he died in 1979
Fri 05 Dec 2014
Another wonderful breakfast at JJs diner. i don't go very often but appreciate it when I do.
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