A TALE OF TWO WOODLANDS

BRUCE FERGUSON continues his exploration of the wildlife, nature and cultural associations of Northumberland’s forests and woodlands with a visit to Monk Wood.


DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

EMMA ROTHERA offers advice on how to get the best results when taking photographs of the night sky.


A MAN’S HOME IS STILL HIS BASTLE

Unique to the border region, bastles were defensible farmhouses built to protect families and their livestock from reivers. JENNY TATTERSALL explores their history and how they shape up as homes in the 21st century.