Pictures from an amble along the River Tame

Another day another walk Like almost everybody else I’ll be glad when the current lockdown restrictions are eased and we can travel a little further afield.  Although I am really looking forward to some sort of return to something that feels like normality and despite walking pretty much the same routes many many times before […]

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Winter light on the Peak Forest canal

It’s all about the light It seems to me photography is nothing else if not about the light. It also seems to me that light is the single and most fundamental ‘component’ when taking a photograph. No light and there’s no picture. The importance of light is brought home to me every day I walk […]

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Winter walks along the river Tame

Always the same and always different As much as there is to be said about walking in different places and in taking different routes, I would have to say, that one of the things I have enjoyed over the years is taking a familiar route along the river and canal on a regular basis and […]

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Autumn days … but winter is on the way

Winter is on the way The morning clouds look heavy, the sky looks grey and the steady sound of raindrops gusting onto the window don’t make me feel like venturing outside just yet. Today has got a wintery feel to it, although in practice It will actually be another four or five weeks before the […]

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Autumn watch along the Peak Forest canal

Early walk along the canal I posted recently about the autumn views I have been enjoying along the canal. I also recently wrote and posted some ‘different’ pictures from my autumn walks showing the work to clear and dredge the canal. Yesterday I was along the Peak Forest canal again. This time I was early […]

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Autumn canal views

Autumn I don’t suppose there is a bad time of year to be wandering along the canal network. Although I love spring and summer it’s hard to beat autumn for the rich variety of colour that the season brings. Wandering along some of our local canals is testament to that. The pictures in the photo […]

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Cleaning and dredging the Peak Forest Canal

Fascinating activity on the canal In recent weeks I have watched with quite a keen interest, and if I’m honest a sort of childlike fascination at some very different activity on the Peak Forest canal.  The activity I have observed on my regular walks has been the cleaning and dredging of the Peak Forest canal. […]

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a polecat, a ferret and Rodneys car …

One of the great things about getting out in the fresh air and walking is that things are forever changing and there is always something different to see.  Having said that we didn’t expect to see a lady out walking her dog … and her polecat and ferret, nor did we expect to see a […]

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