Category Archives: Nature

St Mary’s Quad

This is St Mary’s college in St Andrews, dedicated for centuries to the study of divinity. This picture was taken from inside the old library, named after Professor James Gregory, the renowned 17th century mathematician and astronomer. The latticed windows have a … Continue reading

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South-West Coastal Path: Lulworth Cove to Weymouth

Last week I returned to one of my favourite hiking routes on the South West Coastal path, Lulworth Cove to Weymouth.  A World Heritage Site, it’s one of the best Jurassic coastlines in the world, with striking geological landforms.

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At the Summit of Ben Nevis

The morning of the hike dawned – we looked apprehensively out at the sky, would the weather be kind to us? A thick white cloud clung to upper end of Ben Nevis, but it looked clearer than it did the … Continue reading

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UK Hike: Glen Nevis (The Highlands, Scotland)

If you’ve hiked up Snowdon and Scafell Pike and are yet to complete the trio of peaks, I’d say (in my completely insignificant opinion) you’ve saved the best till last.

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A Dishevelled Dryad Loveliness

Originally posted on Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings:
Frodo and Sam have journeyed through many landscapes since they left Bag End together stepping out onto the Road that Bilbo once sang about, that “Goes ever on and on”.…

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Foreboding

As evening descends – swirling, tempestuous skies, and the dark ruins of a mediaeval castle.  I took these pictures in Fife, Scotland, where all the elements seem to warn and lament a deep and ancient history.  What do you hear from the … Continue reading

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UK Spring Hike: Gomshall to Guildford

Last spring I went on a hike from Gomshall to Guildford, along the South Downs but a fairly flat gradient – definitely a more relaxing hike, with pleasant scenery and passing quaint villages and farmsteads on the way.  I used … Continue reading

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