Sunday, 10 July 2011

Ayton Castle

Ayton Castle sits on the edge of a plateau just north of the village of West Ayton. It was built in the late 14th century, probably by Sir Ralph Eure, and was a typical Northern tower house.

Orkney Vole

The Orkney Vole is a sub species of the common vole which is unique to the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland.

Circuit of Loweswater

This delightful walk around Loweswater is one of the shorter lake circuits in the area, visiting one of the quiestest of all of the lakes - a rare gem on the very edge of one of the busiest parts of the district.