The Long View Video & Exhibition Extension

It has been just over two months since The Long View exhibition opened in Grizedale Forest. We’ve been more than heartened with the wonderfully positive response and the numbers of people who have made their way to the gallery, and we’re delighted to announce that the show will carry on for longer than originally planned… Read More

The Long View Exhibition

The Long View exhibition is at Grizedale Forest June 21st – August 31st 2017. Trees, The Lake District, Walking, Photography, Poetry … a celebration of all of these and an invitation to pause and reflect.
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Taking the Long View in the Troutbeck Valley

I’ve just seen a blackcap fly out of the tree, wander around the grass by the trunk, then fly onto a rock in the beck. White belly, dust brown back and wings, and a black cap to top off its white face. A dipper flew by earlier and now a pair of ducks – mallards – has… Read More

Oak Coppicing: the trees just keep coming

This is what the Japanese might call forest bathing. I am standing in the centre of a natural quadraphonic sound system with birdsong coming from all directions, and the gentle tumble of a river as their undertone. The air is still and sun is streaming in through the leafless oaks. Oaks in their hundreds. I’m… Read More

Planting trees in the Lake District : Veterans of the future

You don’t get veteran trees without first having seeds. And while regeneration is the ‘natural’ way of trees creating their own history, for many centuries humans have been involved with the creation of woodland. In the early nineteenth century a spate of planting on the edge of Ullswater created Glencoyne Park – a deer park… Read More

Back from the Dark Walks

The day after midwinter’s day and we’re off the hills, sitting in the warmth of Tebay services enjoying a decent coffee and watching the weather through the window, and just wanted to share a few pictures and thoughts before we head away from our computers again for Christmas. All through last night and when we… Read More

In anticipation of the dark

The year is drawing towards its shortest day here in the northern hemisphere. It seems a natural time to slow down, to enter a sort of hibernation and withdraw, settle into a kind of sleep. But for most people there isn’t a slowing down. Rather there’s a final push of hard work to get the… Read More