Warksfield Head

The advent of a public holiday is almost always synonymous with bad weather but not so this recent Easter weekend.  Easter Monday was not only fine but warm, or at least what passes for warm in these parts.

There is a series of walks on the Northumberland National Park website and we are slowly working our way through the lot – on Monday we did this one – Wark to Warkfield Head – a walk around Wark.  Actually we did just half of it heading down the road into Wark at the halfway point.  Despite the sun and warm air, the footpaths remain wet and boggy after heavy rain so the trek to Ramshaws Mill just promised more of the same. Another day perhaps.

The roads echoed to the glorious sound of V-twins rushing north to Kielder (an acquired taste, I know), jetliners scarred the skies, the fields were full of spring lambs corralled by over-protective mothers, everything lit by a clean bright light across a landscape unaware of winter’s end.

Walk at Wark ... Hay rake ... Turbine Horizon ... Tree ...

(click on the images to enlarge)


  1. harrienijland · April 9, 2015

    Wonderful walk and fine photo’s, Robin.

  2. Malin H · April 9, 2015

    The last image in this post… I just love it, Robin.

    • northumbrianlight · April 9, 2015

      Thought you might like that one Malin 🙂 ❤

      • Malin H · April 9, 2015


  3. Sue · April 9, 2015

    What a lovely walk around Wark, Robin! Lovely monochrome images, all 😃

    • northumbrianlight · April 9, 2015

      Many thanks Sue – I pronounce Wark to rhyme with Walk but the locals make it rhyme with dark!

      • Sue · April 9, 2015

        I did wonder about that!

  4. easyweimaraner · April 9, 2015

    the tree looks interesting, it reminds me a little of the tree in Sleepy Hollow, but I hope this is just an interesting tree and not the home of the headless horseman …

    • northumbrianlight · April 9, 2015

      I didn’t spot any headless horseman but there was a sheep that had a striking resemblance to Johnny Depp 😀

  5. LaVagabonde · April 9, 2015

    X marks the spot. 😉 It’s rare we see a clear sky anymore. Looks like a splendid way to spend a holiday. We were stuck inside over here – brutal winds.

  6. restlessjo · April 9, 2015

    It looks more sparse in black and white, Robin. I’m painting in the colour 🙂
    Off to look at the walks site 🙂 Hope the weather holds for your golfing.

    • northumbrianlight · April 9, 2015

      Thanks Jo – my ‘caddy’ will not be amused if I drag her round in a gale 🙂

      • restlessjo · April 9, 2015

        She must be used by now, Robin 🙂 I think it will just be a little ‘mixed’. Fingers crossed.
        Love the walks, by the way. Cheers for that 🙂

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