Balnakeil Bay and the Tomb of Domhull MacMhurchaidh

A good, well rounded visit to the North West of Scotland is not complete without a day-trip to Durness. The area is one of particular natural beauty - full of important wildlife and exciting history. In this blog entry I won't discuss the bog body discovered on Faraid Head or the faint remnants of the … Continue reading Balnakeil Bay and the Tomb of Domhull MacMhurchaidh

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Kinlochbervie and Telford’s 1829 ‘Parliamentary church’

Blessed with unusually pleasant weather on a visit to the extreme North West of Scotland in September I've decided after looking over some images from the trip that it's time to share a few of the Highland churches I was able to whirl around whilst visiting family in the area earlier in the year. This … Continue reading Kinlochbervie and Telford’s 1829 ‘Parliamentary church’

A Saxon North: Durham Cathedral and Open Treasure

Early one October morning a couple of weeks ago I was sat at the table over a cup of tea, as I often do, thinking about the day ahead that I had off from work. It was a pretty miserable day. Overcast and forgettable. I couldn't think of something new to do or somewhere new … Continue reading A Saxon North: Durham Cathedral and Open Treasure

A Saxon North : A View from the Churchyard

To run alongside #SaxonSeptember on @churchhunting (an Instagram account I contribute to - please go and have a look!) I've documented here some of my experiences at the sites I visited across North Yorkshire and Northumberland over the past few months. I've thrown in some of my favourite photographs as well. Most of my images … Continue reading A Saxon North : A View from the Churchyard