Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Bolt Head


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Bolt Head and the Mew Stone, from Portlemouth Down, Devon, with a teetering cairn in the foreground, balancing more than its self.

Many a ship has been wrecked along this coast, over many a century.

The Herzogin Cecilie was one, in 1936


A late, and much missed member of Mr Uhdd’s family, saw the wreck from these cliffs.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “Bolt Head

  1. That is a very fine view. I am fond of cairns, and that one is particularly dramatic. If you ever come here to visit, I will take you to Lake Superior.

    • Can I sail there? That is sail on Lake Superior rather than sail to Lake Superior – I know the latter is rather a long journey, and I guess there is some uphill in it.

  2. The only time that I’ve been there it really was blowing a gale! I would love to have seen that ship under full sail. xx

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