Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

 

With a catalogue of videos from holidays and various walks, there’s no shortage of ideas for my next music video.  We recently spent time in a place called Mathry in Pembrokshire South Wales.  Pembrokeshire has so many lovely areas to visit, but by far the most popular for us, had to be the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. I believe its 186 miles in length.   Our walking stretch however was from White Sands.  Most of this coastal path was along a cliff edge  with a sharp drop below.  This was our view  on route. 

 

 

 

 

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A Bass Line

 

 

I’v finally managed to get back on track with producing music.  It seems to have been a while since having time to spare for my passion in creating new music.  With several tracks still on the production line, ‘Bass Line’ finally came together with piano and bass as an up tempo Dinner Jazz arrangement.  If you want a listen it’s now on  Reverbnation

 

 

 

Rochdale Canal Littleborough

 

On Summer Solstice day, it was just the right weather for a stroll along the Rochdale Canal.  We started from Littleborough Railway Station and headed towards Durn, passing plenty of ducks with their young eagerly following us for food.  It was only a short walk of this 32 mile long canal, but with potential for returning to explore further another day.

Pendle Hill, Lancashire

The Pendle Witches are a legendary heart of the countryside of Pendle, in North Lancashire.  We set off from Barley Car Park on our 6 mile walk.   The climb up was steep and long but magnificent views, waterfalls and scenery on route.  This was our view descending down into the valley returning back to Barley, near Borrowford.

Singing Ringing Tree – Penopticon

The Singing Ringing Tree, is at Crown Point, on open land near Dunnockshaw Lancashire.   The wind was strong as I took this photo so we could just hear the strange accoustic sounds blowing through the tubes.  Designed by Architect Tonk Liu, its wind powered sound is sculptured like a tree, hence its name.   There are still more Penopticons in the North, so I’m slowly catching up on photos, whenever we find walks in the area.

 

 

 

‘The Atom’ – Penopticon at Wycoller

Armed with my camera on a walk around Wycoller Country Park, Pendle, I made a return visit to view this Penopticon shape called ‘The Atom”.   Its unusual oval shape and the sun shining through its portholes, gave this optical view of interior reflections.   There’s a few of these Penopticon shapes in the North of England.  A while back I tried to photo them all as a collection, but it’s still a project waiting to be finalised.

Numbered Finger Posts

Numbered Finger Posts

I didn’t know there was lengendary history behind the Victorian Numbered Finger Posts of Westmorland.  The earliest was made at the Victorian Foundry of Penrith in 1894.   Apparently only 2 remain out of the original 6 posts.   This  photo is of Finger Post 5 and was seen on our walk along the shores of Arnside towards New Barns/Silverdale.   (It was restored by David Gosling a sign post restorer.)  Nice to see a bit of history continuing into the present for local walkers.

 

 

 

White Hill, Saddleworth

Just when we thought the snow was over for winter we get another fall. This time its the Big Freeze.  Walking in deep snow is a new experience for me.  Sinking knee deep on top of White Hill, felt more like an Arctic Expedition.   White Hill is on the borders of Saddleworth and West Yorkshire from Ripponden Road.  It’s going to be a challenge composing music to accompany my video on this one.

A Frosty Walk – Littleborough

We had our first snowy walk just after Boxing Day, but it seems the frosty weather has been lingering  ever since.  With biting cold temperatures as well, it was more a question of not hanging around too long for photos.   My music “Frosty-snow” accompanies my video of the bleak terrains of Blackstone Edge near Littlborough. The sun seting over Littleborough at The White House’ brought a nice end to the day.

Naden Valley Walk

One thing about countryside walking is the sights captured on route.  Our Naden Valley Rochdale walk did just that.  We passed a Ram with an enticing look in its eye, almost as if to say  ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ‘  So here’s looking at you too.

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