Monthly Archives: April 2016

Revisiting Carbeth

I’m not going to mince my words here. The Carbeth site north of Glasgow is the flagship of hutting in the UK. It’s long established (since the 1920s), large (98 acres, 143 huts in 2013), and owned by the hutters … Continue reading

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The Black Wood of Rannoch

The Black Wood of Rannoch is a thousand hectare area of ancient Caledonian Forest which has been continuously forested with native species for the last 10,000 years or so. People have harvested the trees in the past, but they’ve not been … Continue reading

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee beacon on the Wrekin

There’s not going to be a beacon on the top of Shropshire’s Wrekin hill tonight, even though there will be a thousand beacons across the UK for the Queen’s 90th birthday. But back in 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee there was, … Continue reading

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Ancient woodland at PMQs

Rebecca Pow asked David Cameron to protect ancient woodland as heritage sites during Prime Minister’s Questions today: Pleased to get ancient woodland and trees raised at PMQs today @WoodlandTrust @SomersetWT — Rebecca Pow MP (@pow_rebecca) April 20, 2016 The … Continue reading

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Root plates

I really love root plates. They’re the disc of earth, stones, and roots that you often see when a big tree falls over. They reveal something otherwise hidden: a snapshot of what was going on a bit underground, directly under … Continue reading

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Shed of the Year 2016 closing date

The closing date for Shed of the Year 2016 is May the 15th. You can see some of the entries so far on the Shed Blog. Looking at these entries is cheering me up – you sheddies are something else #shedoftheyear … Continue reading

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Beach huts in Scarborough and Whitby

Last year I took some photos of beach huts in Scarborough and Whitby, including some of the new two-storey huts that were in the newspapers a while back. Scarborough Whitby  

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