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Gairloch Beach, Highlands, Scotland

Gairloch Beach, Highlands, Scotland

It had been a wet and wild few days on the North-West coast of Scotland. Rather than remain holed up in our lovely, little loch-side holiday cottage we had embraced the inclement weather and stomped about the Highlands, soaked to the skin. So when the first glimmers of sun shone that July morning we decided to head … Continue reading

Beacon Fell Country Park

Beacon Fell Country Park

This beautiful woodland country park is just a short drive from the bustle of central Preston. Beacon Fell Country Park boasts 185 acres of extensive conifer woods and moorland. Parking up in the visitor centre car park we set off, away from the trails, to explore the woods. The park is home to a variety of … Continue reading

The cottage overlooking the Loch

The cottage overlooking the Loch

Situated in the hamlet of Ardaneaskan, just five miles away from the village of Lochcarron, is this beautiful, homely holiday cottage. Tigh Ali was to be our base for our week of adventure in the Scottish Highlands. This was the magnificent view down the garden and across the Loch when we arrived, the only sound to be … Continue reading

Highland Adventure

Highland Adventure

We set off on our road trip north early one bright Saturday morning, heading up the M6 whizzing past the Lake District and beyond. We were Scotland bound, the Highlands to be precise, a place I had last visited thirty six years ago. The journey took us beyond Glasgow, past Loch Lomond and onwards, upwards past … Continue reading

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

Here in the north of England it is positively brrrr right now, the summer sunshine consigned to the great big weather dustbin in the sky. It is hard to think that just a week or so ago we took a peaceful amble around the beautiful Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail under blue skies and glorious sunshine. The trail, which … Continue reading

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Today was one of those unexpected days of adventure. We ate lunch and set off on our bikes, pedaling alongside the River Ribble away from the city centre. We headed East upstream, whizzing past men hoisting fences into farmland whilst gulping in mouthfuls of manure scented air. It felt good to be free. We headed … Continue reading

Au revoir 2014

Au revoir 2014

There have been some stunning sunsets across the north-west of England the past few evenings. I thought it would be quite a fitting end to the year to post some photos of recent walks and reflect back on what has been a busy but creative time. When I started Miss Chipie my aim was to … Continue reading

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  One of the highlights of 2014 has been revisiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year. The park combines contemporary and modern art with nature, with sculptures and works of art by some of the world’s finest artists dotted about 500 acres of countryside. The park also features … Continue reading

Harris Open Exhibition

Harris Open Exhibition

I’ve just finished preparing two pieces of photography for the Harris Open Exhibition. I have long enjoyed taking photos, usually of friends or family but never thought I had any real talent. It was something of a hobby, a way of remembering nights out and events. Over the past couple of years I have turned … Continue reading