Category Archives: Quarrying

Rookhope: A Reminder of Who We Are

WEARDALE is a Pennine valley that has the footprints of industry stamped all over it. It has no pretentions and shows no inclination to tidy itself up. That’s why it appeals to me so much . . .

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Memories – Misty, Water-Coloured and Unreliable

Even the best and the clearest of mountain memories cannot be relied on . . . Continue reading

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Swindale – and this is Alvar Lidell . . .

Swindale has grit, bog, remoteness and bed linen. It’s a valley with attitude but no railway wagons . . . Continue reading

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Kentmere – In the Footsteps of the Forgotten

Looking for history in the abandoned quarries of the Lake District Continue reading

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Farewell to Meall a Bhuiridh, Creise . . . and Fiunary

It all started with an LP cover – and thirty years later, that song still haunts me on moor and on mountain . . . Continue reading

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Long Meg – Standing with the Stones

Neolithic memories in a stone circle on the edge of the Lakes Continue reading

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Yew Crag Incline and the Quarryman’s Bedstead

Searching for history in abandoned slate workings above Honister Pass . . . Continue reading

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