Flamborough Head

Skirting round Bridlington we threaded our way through country lanes to the 8 mile, chalkland promenantry of Flamborough Head. Defended by a dyke in prehistoric times and the site of a Franco-American invasion attempt in the American Revolutionary Wars, the head sticks out into the North Sea and is riddled…

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A morning at Lincoln Castle

Opening the curtains to the majesty of the Cathedral’s West face was a wonderful sight, the sun illuminating the well broken cloud, the haphazard angles of ancient roof and ruddy brick chimney leading the eye across to the dramatic frontage. Pigeons and crows circled the spires and towers, free from…

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Lincoln – part 1

An opportunity to spend a few days away presented itself this Whitsun week so a trip was planned that took us north on the eastern side of the country, visiting first Lincoln, then on to Scarborough before returning south to Rutland Water. Locations were chosen for historical and ornithological reasons,…

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