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Steve Stamford | Herd Groyne lighthouse

Herd Groyne lighthouse

At 13m high and built in 1882 Herd Groyne lighthouse is still operational and even has a working fog bell. Sadly although you can climb the steps there is no access to the interior.
Steve Stamford | Spirit of South Shields

Spirit of South Shields

This impressive work of art created by Irene Brown was installed on the banks of the River Tyne at Market Dock in the year 2,000. With the stars and moon in her hair the Spirit represents safety as she guides and protects the ship she cradles through the seas.
Steve Stamford | Rowsley South signal box

Rowsley South signal box

The restored and preserved Rowsley South signal box at Peakrail in Derbyshire.
Steve Stamford | Cathryn S102 waiting for orders

Cathryn S102 waiting for orders

Cathryn is a 0-6-0 locomotive built by Hudswell Clarke in 1955 under works number 1884 and had a varied career covering several owners. Eventually retired in 1977 it has subsequently been restored to operation and now can be seen at heritage railways.
Steve Stamford | White water rapids Llangollen

White water rapids Llangollen

In the pretty town of Llangollen in Wales the river Dee makes a dramatic series of white water rapids that several adventure companies make us of to provide raft or even tubing experiences for the brave.
Steve Stamford | Horseshoe falls

Horseshoe falls

Horseshoe falls was an essential part of the Llangollen canal, diverting water from the river Dee to the new canal at a rate of up to 12 million gallons a day.
Steve Stamford | The woodland path

The woodland path

This delightful path is in the Corbett wood, Grinshill and is just one of many that cris cross through it.
Steve Stamford | The arch at Penbwlchbodcoll

The arch at Penbwlchbodcoll

This arch was built by Thomas Jones in 1810 and was originally a gateway to the Hafod Estate it commemorates the golden jubilee of George III.
Steve Stamford | Devils Bridge, Wales

Devils Bridge, Wales

The Welsh Devils Bridge (there are others) - is a vertical collection of bridges - the original being built in 11th century, followed by a later, higher one, then finally the top one now in road use.
Steve Stamford | Young Blue Tit upright

Young Blue Tit upright

Blue Tits - Cyanistes caeruleus are a very colourful and easy to recognise garden bird that is happy to make good use of any free food. The young ones lack the blue, but the distinctive eye stripe makes them easy to differentiate from Great Tits.
Steve Stamford | Young Blue Tit leaning

Young Blue Tit leaning

Blue Tits - Cyanistes caeruleus are a very colourful and easy to recognise garden bird that is happy to make good use of any free food. The young ones lack the blue, but the distinctive eye stripe makes them easy to differentiate from Great Tits.
Steve Stamford | Cornflower amongst Poppies

Cornflower amongst Poppies

A lone Cornflower stands tall amongst a field of poppies.
Steve Stamford | Wildflower meadow

Wildflower meadow

A beautiful, tangled, brightly coloured array of wild flowers in a meadow. A true riot of colour guaranteed to brighten any room.