The Welsh side

In all my years visiting the Dee Marshes, I had never looked across them from the Welsh side.

Hats off to geology!

Sandstone quarry, Burton Point

Geology doesn't receive the recognition it deserves. Our modern understanding of how the world formed and evolved is one of science’s great triumphs.

Pleasures of August

Harebells

August on the Dee Marshes and the Pennine Moors, including encounters with a bolshie pheasant, a practising peregrine, and a flirty wheatear.

In the wilderness of Wirral

An unwelcome modern intrusion into one of my favourite wildernesses takes me on an unplanned medieval journey in reverse.