Stranger in the Park

Stranger in the Park

It is autumn, cold and crisp. A playful wind rides the swings. A young girl stands in the park, her hands deep in her pockets. She is watching, listening, waiting. Rusty chains creak, holding onto swinging seats.  A brisk, westerly wind drags dark, heavy-laden clouds...
Rustling Leaves and Flying Arrows

Rustling Leaves and Flying Arrows

How does a short story materialise? It’s Autumn, and I thought it would be good to walk in the woods and listen to the sounds with a view to writing them down. At lunchtime, I strolled through the woods near my house, notebook in hand. I listened to the movement of...
A Pint for the Fells

A Pint for the Fells

A Pint for the Fells A Pint for the Fells   “Fancy a pint?” The landlord, without waiting for an answer fills the glass. It helps you know – someone shouts, above the cackle of wet and weary walkers that now fill the pub – to repair the paths on the fells....
Climbing Honister

Climbing Honister

On stage 2 of the ‘Tour of Britain’ riders battled gale force winds, torrential rain, and hailstones. The conditions brought down many of the Tour’s top riders, on the 116 mile race from Carlisle to Kendal. Sir Bradley Wiggins was lucky to emerge unscathed...
Eclipsed over Langdale

Eclipsed over Langdale

Eclipsed over Langdale On the 21st December 2010 a lunar eclipse occurred over the Langdale Pikes, culminating a year's photography project of the Lake District's Langdale Pikes   Words and Pictures by ERIC WHITEHEAD Published in Cumbria Magazine, December, 2013 ;...