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Selkie Tales The Origin

A little while ago I came across a lovely retelling of the selkie folktale. The Selkie by Mara Freeman is one of the many selkie tales that are so deeply entrenched in Orcadian folklore. They have spread in various forms down the western shores of Scotland Ireland and Wales. The Song Of The Seals The lovely descriptive …

Edlingham Castle Northumberland

There can be few more picturesque spots for a picnic than Edlingham Castle in Northumberland. In fact, a picture of the view of the Castle from Corby Crag, above Alnwick was used as a promotional backdrop to The Hobbit. Sitting quietly in a narrow green valley that lies between the moors about five miles south west …

A Strange Winter Walk in the Cheviot Hills.

My activities during the summer months usually revolve around Shemaron and driving to and from Tarbert in Argyll. During the winter months I spend longer times at home in Newcastle where Chris (my husband) and I love to go walking in Northumberland very often in the Cheviot Hills.   Cheviots Barrowburn Fairhaugh Glowing in the gloaming. Northumberland Mist hanging …
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