Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Boulton Paul P.94

The Boulton Paul P.94 was a version of the Defiant turret fighter, modified to be a conventional single seater armed with fixed forward firing machine guns or cannon.

Boulton Paul P.92

The Boulton Paul P.92 was a design for a turret fighter armed with 20mm cannon, produced in response to a rather ambitious Air Ministry Specification.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Why Walk?

'Why Walk?' by Grace Gant accompanies the film 'The Walk', which you can view from the poem's page.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

St. John the Baptist at East Ayton

The chapel of St. John the Baptist at East Ayton is an attractive low-built medieval church, built of golden stone with a red tiled roof

Poem - Appleby

After another interruption we return with Appleby by Grace Gant, requesting a return to the town.

Genus Alopochen

The Genus Alopochen only contains one living species, the Egyptian Goose Alopochen Aegyptiacus.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Rye Dale

Rye Dale is the main valley in the south-western corner of the North York Moors, running from the high moors east of Osmotherley, through some very remove country and past the historic remains of Revieux Abbey, before leaving the Moors at Helmsley.

Poem - The Orange Tree by Grace Gant

A new poem, The Orange Tree, inspired by a very relaxing weekend!

Genus Aix

The two members of the genus Aix live in widely separate parts of the world. The Wood Duck is native to the eastern United States, while the Mandarin Duck lives in China and Japan.

Sunday, 17 April 2016


Westerdale is an enclosed valley that sits at the head of Esk Dale, with some of the highest land in the North York Moors surrounding the head of the dale.

Sandwich Tern (Sterna Sandvicensis)

The Sandwich Tern (Sterna Sandvicensis) is one of the earliest winter migrants to return to the United Kingdom, and can be found around large parts of the British coast.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Shunner Howe

Shunner Howe is a well preserved Bronze Age round barrow that later served as a lookout point and then as a parish boundary,

Greycrag Tarn

Greycrag Tarn has largely disappeared under plant life, and there are now only tiny patches of open water.

Roseate Tern (Sterna Dougallii)

The Roseate Tern (Sterna Dougallii) is similar in size to the Common Tern, but is whiter looking, with a pink tint on its body features from the start of the breeding season.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Poems: January in Richard and Lambs Ramblers Boots acrostic

We start the year with two very different poems - January in Richmond by Grace Gant and Lambs Ramblers Boots, an acrostic by Terry Watkins.

North York Moors Guide - Esk Dale

Esk Dale is the largest dale within the North York Moors, and the only one of the major valleys that flows directly into the sea, reaching the North Sea at Whitby.

Sunday, 3 January 2016