David Swatton's PhotoBlog

In the hills above our village we are blessed with some wonderful old oak trees and there is truly something magical about them which has long been recognised.…

This is the woodland and series of waterfalls below Devil's Bridge where the River Mynach drops 90m down a steep, narrow ravine. After all the recent rain there…

That's not a made up name, that's actually what the walk is called and signposted as such, named that for fairly obvious reasons. It's only a short walk - a…

It's a long while since I sat for an hour or so and just watched the light changing and tried to capture the effects on the landscape as the clouds scudded…

This is from the walk up to Llyn Cau a few days ago. The lake itself sits below Cadair Idris which means Idris' Chair. Legend has it that Idris was a giant who…

The first part of the walk up to Llyn Cau rises steeply (very steeply) up a hillside covered in ancient woodland and criss-crossed by streams and cascades…

Just got home from a few days in Wales so think of this as a taster for the next few days worth of posts. Four days walking, visiting castles and buying…

I spent the day today at a workshop conducted by a group of academics from Huddersfield University who have started a project to investigate the site of the…

Behind the castle in the hills above the village are some beautiful deciduous woods, mostly a mix of oak, beech and birch and I thought I would go for a stomp…

From our last walk along the Stiperstones with views across the rolling hills of Shropshire from the heather covered ridge. And it's a great place to harvest…

You can't beat food for free and this time of year is just the best. Fruit crumble made with windfall apples from a local orchard, blackberries from the hills…

I live in Herefordshire which, with neighbouring Shropshire and Worcestershire, are known collectively as the Hopshires because of the long history of hop…

Ok, well maybe not mountain, but misty hill hop just doesn't have the same ring to it. From a recent wander in the close-by Welsh hills. Rain, mist and sheep...…

One of the successes in the garden this summer has been the petunias which have been glorious and this one even managed to force its way through the dense sage…

From the Offa's Dyke path, looking across towards Knucklas and its viaduct with some dramatically lit sheep wandering about in the background.

A solitary tree sitting on the side of the ancient Offa's Dyke. Offa was King of Mercia from 757 to 796 AD. Offa’s Dyke is a linear earthwork which roughly…
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