On Sale 1st December, 2011
Taking A Landscape Back To Its Roots
What does the working day involve for a historic landscape surveyor? SUSIE WHITE discovers a profession which uses clues from the past to advise on how our open spaces should look today.
Nature's Supreme Killer Of The Skies
IAN KERR celebrates the return of the peregrine falcon from the brink of extinction in Britain some 50 years ago.
Views From On Top Of A Wintry World
ANTHONY TOOLE enjoys two invigorating winter walks among the quiet hills of Redesdale.
Not Too Far From The Madding Crowd
JOHN GRUNDY joined the queue to visit Seahouses on a busy weekend, but found that peace and quiet were just around the corner.
Born In The Wrong Place And At The Wrong Time
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT tells how he thought a promising career was going to be cut short by a difficult birth on the fells in a storm.
A Watercourse Which Runs Through History
We have been frightened, refreshed and fascinated by it, and we can’t live without it. MARK MOFFITT looks at the influence of water on our spiritual life down the ages.
A Dream Childhood And An Inspiring Adult
SUSIE WHITE meets Sam Finn and finds out how an idyllic Allendale childhood led her into a job where she can share her love of wild places.
How To Garden In Harmony With Rabbits
STEPHEN JOHN PROCTOR acquired his property in Coquetdale some nine years ago pre-retirement, only to find his gardening dreams shattered by an invading hoard of hungry herbivores. Could he learn to live in peace with his voracious wild neighbours?
That William Turner Knew His Onions. . .
...Not to mention his tansy, his sorrel and his lady's mantle. GORDON WILKINSON delves further into the 16th century Morpeth botanist's plant remedies for common complaints.
Learning The Ropes In The Abbey Bell Tower
SUSAN BURKE visits the bell-ringing team at Hexham Abbey to discover more about their skill
Fabulous Festive Fare? It’s As Easy As Pie
Home cooking with JANE LOVETT
Striking Success – A Blacksmith With Flair
Stephen Lunn’s specialist skills have won him international recognition as one of the finest artist blacksmiths in Europe, but as he told STEWART BONNEY, he was a reluctant recruit to this highly creative craft.
In The Footsteps Of Two Of Scotland's Greatest
Hidden above the River Irthing on the Northumberland-Cumbria border, Wardrew House stands on a site occupied for 700 years but which is now rarely visited. In the 18th century, however, both of Scotland’s most famous writers, Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott stayed here. PAUL HESLOP follows in their footsteps.
Winter Tightens Its Grip
Allan Potts finds a harsh beauty among the frozen landscape of winter
A Quarry Worth Tracking Down
MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust looks at the newest nature reserve in the county.
Also In This Issue.....
Our photos take the Biscuit
Quarry made a haven
Will's whale and dolphin beat
In their own write
Hitting the target
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