The Peak District – Longshaw Estate and the Padley Gorge

The Peak District - Longshaw Estate and the Padley Gorge

This is the beginning of a short series of videos exploring the Peak District in England with my friend Kevin Hall. Today we are exploring the Longshaw Estate and the Padley Gorge. Padley Gorge is a deep but narrow valley in the Peak District, Derbyshire between the village of Grindleford and the A6187 road. The […]

A Look Round The Papplewick Pumping Station

A Look Round The Papplewick Pumping Station

Today I am visiting the Papplewick Pumping Station in Nottinghamshire. Ashley Smart is the manager and takes me round to explore the Victorian Utility building – and what a building! Papplewick Pumping Station, situated in open agricultural land approximately 3 miles by road from the Nottinghamshire village of Papplewick, was built by Nottingham Corporation Water […]

Exploring Surrey – The Booker Tower and Lewis Carroll’s Grave

Exploring Surrey - The Booker Tower and Lewis Carroll's Grave

Today I am up in Guildford in Surrey to meet with Chris from the Hairy Wanderers Youtube Channel (Link below). Chris has agreed to show me Lewis Carroll’s grave and the Booker Tower. The Hairy Wanderer’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYg-FDQZr4L4xRiY1jToqJg Carroll was the third child born to a family of eleven children. From a very early age […]

Exploring Cumbria – Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

Exploring Cumbria - Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

Wetheral Priory Gatehouse was probably built in the 15th century and formed the entrance to the priory’s outer courtyard. Wetheral Priory was a small Benedictine institution, founded by Ranulf le Meschin following the Norman invasion of Cumbria at the beginning of the 12th century. The motherhouse of the priory was St Mary’s Abbey in York. […]

Exploring Cumbria – Askham Village on the Lowther Estate

Exploring Cumbria - Askham Village on the Lowther Estate

Continuing my exploration of Cumbria, Robert Croser, my guide, has taken me to the beautiful village of Askham. Askham is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria. It is in the historic county of Westmorland. It is situated in the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park, about 5 miles […]