Atomic Ice

Atomic Ice?
Atomic Ice?

Slow Journey County: Cumbria

Slow Journey Destination: Claife Heights

Slow Journey Distance Travelled: 0 Steps.

My immediate thought was of radioactivity. It was a series of unmistakable clicks. But where from? Standing on Claife Heights, overlooking Beatrix Potter’s favourite tarn (Moss Eccles), I was puzzled by this noise. The air was still, the tarn’s waters reflective, and a cold wintry sun sat low on the horizon, as if still trying to warm itself up, let alone anything else.

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Love on the Rocks

Love on the Rocks was published in Country & Border Life
Love on the Rocks was published in Country & Border Life

Slow Journey County: Anglesey

Slow Journey Destination: Llanddwyn Island, Newborough

Slow Journey Distance Travelled: 3 ½ miles

The love of lore may have been unrequited here in the past, but on Anglesey’s Llanddwyn Island the passion many visitors now have for this ancient land is boundless. We meet one such visitor who was so smitten, he decided to stay …

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What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath was published in Country & Border Life magazine
What Lies Beneath was published in Country & Border Life magazine

Slow Journey County: Powys

Slow Journey Destination: Llangorse Lake

Slow Journey Distance Travelled: 3 miles

A January mist swims across the surface of the water, swallowing all that rises above its depths. The still, cold air is broken by the frantic call of a startled Tufted duck escaping into the sky, and an occasional, unaccountable ‘plop’ is accompanied by a tiny ripple that floats its way towards us. Standing at the end of the jetty, we’re hovering above the water as our eyes try to penetrate the moisture molecules that the wintry sun hasn’t yet gained the strength to evaporate. Llangorse Lake it seems, wants to hold onto its secrets a little while longer.

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