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

Home and Away


It has been cold here today, bright, crisp, beautiful.


Mr Uphilldowndale has been up to the Lake District, he wanted to visit the  cairn that has been started in Darren’s Memory.


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.

5 thoughts on “Home and Away

  1. You’ve captured the crisp clear autumn day just beautifully in your photo. I can nearly smell the air!

    The cairn is an apt tribute to Darren’s memory and I hope that Mr. UHDD felt a sense of peace when he visited.

  2. Hi,

    Echoing the comment that the cairn is an apt tribute. I only really knew Darren via his blog but would like to visit the cairn on my next trip to the Lakes. Could you confirm location/grid ref.

    Many thanks.

  3. Hi John, the eight figure grid ref is NY36451164. I was glad of my Kahtoola microspikes (Google it if you haven’t heard of them) given the amount of snow and ice around.

  4. Beautiful. Waiting for snow in the Peak District.

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