Journey to the Source of the Stream Behind Our House

Journey to the Source of the Stream Behind Our House

I consider myself richer than a king when I can walk out of my house on a summer’s evening and climb Pendle Hill to watch the slow sunset over Bowland’s western fells. Then by the light of June’s strawberry moon I can drop down to the hedged back lanes of silent...
Pendle to Parliament: Visions on Pendle Hill

Pendle to Parliament: Visions on Pendle Hill

From Clitheroe to Pendle Hill Beyond Mearley Hall the softer Ribble Valley landscape of hedges and cows quickly gave way to drystone walls and sheep, the sign of a changing geology. Here is the transition, visible in the features on the ground, from the pastoral...
Pendle to Parliament: A Long Distance Walk across England

Pendle to Parliament: A Long Distance Walk across England

Any man can draw up a petition, and any man can carry it up to London, with instructions to deliver it into trusty hands, to be presented whenever the House shall meet.” [ William Cobbett, 1816 ] Over the last eight years the traditional English field path has become...
2,500 Names. 2,500 Tragedies.

2,500 Names. 2,500 Tragedies.

I have known for some time that my great grandad, Andrew McDonough, who died in 1915, has his name recorded on the giant obelisk of the Helles Memorial, standing over 30 metres high and visible to passing ships sailing by the Gallipoli Peninsula in modern day Turkey....