England-list-2016

  • The Remains of the Stay - 2016

    Our time in Lancashire is coming to an end, and we will miss this place. The walks, the people, the beer, the sheep ... and, well OK, the weather ...

  • The Short List - 2016

    When we rented our car for the last three weeks of our time in Northern England, there were three places that we wanted to be sure to go. These were places that all the locals advised us were special. ...

    Over Hills and Dales - 2016

    In spite of the fact that we were in a small village, mostly without a car, there really was lots to do. Of course there was the walking, lots of walking ...

    Finally - 2016

    It was about 31 years ago when we made our first journey to England. ... we planned to visit Stonehenge ... then up through Wales on our way to the Lake District.

    Medieval Abbeys - 2016

    It was the early 1500’s, and Henry VIII was not happy. Though he had inherited a significant amount of money from his father Henry VII, he had spent a great deal of his inheritance. The religious houses were, at the time, the wealthiest institutions in England and Wales. ...

    Many Bridges to Cross - 2016

    To cross a river or stream generally requires a bridge. In the past, a place to ford may have been used, but could be impractical during certain times of the year, and not very practical in most modern vehicles. ...

    A Walk in the Shire - 2016

    No orcs or hobbits, but lots of sheep and cows on a glorious day in the area that provided some of the inspiration for Tolkein's trilogy of the Lord of the Rings.

    To York, To York - 2016

    After having been without a car in a small village for three-weeks, we felt the need to go further afield. So, we went to Manchester, rented a car, and shortly after took our first road trip to York. ...

    Baaaa - 2016

    There are around 32.8 million sheep in the UK. Sheep are a part of life and a part of the landscape. ... and, of course, one must watch where one steps.

    An Egg Hunt - 2016

    We have been admirers of British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy’s work for many years. Of all the items we kept for our post-travel life, his art books were carefully packed away for future inspiration.

    Money Does Grow on Trees? - 2016

    The first time we encountered a felled tree with coins hammered and bent into the wood, we assumed it was a one-of-a-kind find.

    Styles of Stiles - 2016

    For hundreds of years the country lanes, footpaths and tracks of England have been traversed by many a traveler. ...

    Life in a Small English Village - 2016

    After two years of travel, living mostly in larger cities, our goal was to find a more rural location with opportunities to be out in nature. After our search settled in northern England, we found an apartment ...

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