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World Orienteering Championships 2015
The 2015 World Orienteering Championships were held in the Highlands of Scotland, with the event centre in Inverness. Urban sprint races were held in Forres ...
Muston Scarecrow Festival 2015
Towards the end of July every year more than 100 scarecrows take over Muston, a village near near Filey, at the village's internationally acclaimed scarecrow...
Amberley - St Michael & All Angels
The church of St Michael and All Angels in Amberley, West Sussex is thought to have been started in the early C12th, with the nave and chancel arch dating to...
RSNO at Glasgow Airport
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra treated passengers and airport staff to a brief performance of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet before members of the publi...
Heigham Holmes
Heigham Holmes is an isolated and little known area of marshland in the civil parish of Potter Heigham in North Norfolk. The area extends over about 500 acre...
New floating bridge at Martham Ferry
The new automated floating bridge across the River Thurne was installed in 2012. It replaced an older and very cumbersome bridge which was operated by pull...
Nos 78-86 Dublin Road, Belfast
A vacant office building, built in the late 1980’s, at the Shaftesbury Square end of the Dublin Road. Vacant for some time, it was previously occupied by th...
St Margaret's church, Quadring
Grade I listed. The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book when the Bishop of Lincoln was obliged to build a church. The church dates from the 14th C. on...
Perch Hill Farm Garden
The garden, owned by Sarah Raven, is open on occasional open days throughout the year.
Love Locks, Omagh
Will Convey, a local freelance artist and photographer, has placed painted padlocks throughout Omagh town as part of his latest social art project. http:/...
Cup-and-ring-marked rocks (Whitehill)
There are a number of cup-and-ring-marked rocks scattered in a wide area, generally to the north-east of Whitehill. Many of the best markings are now overgro...
Path from Faifley to Craigton
The path (which is just a small part of the much longer Clyde Coastal Path) is a little over two miles long. From Faifley to Cochno Road, it is a West Dunbar...
Elizabeth House
Grade II Listed timber framed building of 17th century or earlier. A school book hidden in the house was dated 1603. Its origins are thought to be around 146...
U-534, The U-Boat Story Exhibition at Woodside
German submarine U-534 is a Type IXC/40 U-boat of the Kriegsmarine built and launched in 1942 for service during World War II. She was sunk by depth charges ...
Hall i'th' Wood
A the name suggests, this half-timbered hall was once surrounded by woodland to the north of Bolton. Over the last 250 years, the wood has gradually disappea...
The Oast, Strawberry Fields
Fake oast house built in 2006.
The Big Hoot Owls
Two hundred and ten owls appeared on the streets of Birmingham for two months from mid-July to September 2015 in support of the Birmingham Children's Hospita...
Milton Mausoleum
This marvellous grade I listed neo-classical, Doric style building was the direct result of the death of Georgiana, beloved wife of Henry Pelham 4th Duke of ...
The new tram stop at Nottingham Station opens
The new tram stop at Nottingham Railway Station opened on Monday 27 July 2015, enabling around 50 metres of new route to be brought into service. The trams t...
M69 motorway
The M69 is a 15.7-mile motorway in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England. It runs between junction 21 of the M1 near Leicester and junction 2 of the M6 n...
Chesters Roman Bridge
The Roman Bridge at Chesters has been described as the most remarkable feature on the whole line of Hadrian's Wall. The east abutment of the bridge, which...
Gama Aviation Hangars at Glasgow Airport
The hangars were built in two phases between 2012 and 2014. Gama Aviation has worked in association with the Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS Scotland ...
Ochtertyre Mausoleum
The Mausoleum for the Ochtertyre family was built in 1809 on the site of the old Monzievaird parish church. Nothing of that church remains. It was burned by ...
Dagenham Parish Churchyard LNR
St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard is a unique green space within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The Churchyard, only a couple acres in size (809...
Pashley Manor Gardens
Devon Bench Ends
Unbelievably many churches have got rid of this ancient woodwork but those that are left are a joy to the eye. They are carved with elaborate borders and tak...
Promontory fort near Hosh
The remains of a promontory fort on a hillside north of the A85 Crieff-Comrie road, about 600m northwest of Hosh, and overlooking the Turret Burn to the nort...
Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool
Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England Cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James's Mount. The total external length of the building, inc...
DNA sculpture trail for Cancer Research UK
Sowerby Bridge FP103
This path starts at Back Rigging Lane and Link A goes along the edge of a field to Well Head Lane. Across the lane Link B goes along the edge of a field to R...
Sowerby Bridge FP140
I have labelled the four path links of FP140 A to D. Link A starts at Ratten Row Road and passes Ogden Farm to a path junction, where Link B carries on to Lo...
Roman Park, Bearsden
The park is between Milverton Avenue and Westbourne Crescent, and can be accessed from Iain Road. Within the park, a surviving length of the ditch of the Ant...
St Mary's Parish Church, Cheadle
The Parish Church of St Mary's, Cheadle is a Grade I listed building http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1241643 A church has been on ...
Sowerby Bridge FP112
This is a network of paths around Thunderton Farm. The farmer believes that he can close all the paths because people have left gates open in the past. The p...
East Witterning - Church of the Assumption of St Mary the Virgin
The Church of the Assumption of St Mary the Virgin is to be found some distance away from the modern village of East Wittering at the end of Church Farm Lane...
Wintery Scenes round College Lake
The nature reserve looks very different after snow, a hard frost and even during a fog.
Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm is a collection of reproduction dwellings from a broad swathe of British history. The houses range from Stone Age (Mesolithic and Neolith...
Queen's Park, Crewe
The main public park for the town of Crewe, opened in 1888 and covering about 17 hectares. The park is elliptical in shape, surrounded by a carriage drive, ...
Roman bath-house at Bearsden
Bearsden was the site of a fort (excavated between 1973 and 1982) on the Antonine Wall. Present-day Roman Road appears to follow the line of the Military Way...
Frewen College & gardens
Frewen College is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 7 to 17 with dyslexia, dyspraxia, or Aspergers Syndrome. Formerl...
Gate's Farm Oast
Single round kiln oast house known as 'The Oast'.
Bexhill Roaring 20's
Lavender Hall Park
Lavender Hall Park
Dyffryn Gardens
Designed in 1906 by Thomas Mawson, often described as "the leading landscape architect of the Edwardian era", for the then owner of Dyffryn House, John Cory,...
Kingsmeadows House
A B-listed mansion in Peebles, on the south bank of the River Tweed, built for £600 in 1795 for Sir John Hay, an Edinburgh banker. He had 15 children and ad...
Butser Hill
At 271m (889') Butser Hill is the highest point on the South Downs. The trig pillar is situated just below the peak at 270m. There are fine views from aroun...
Derby - Ashgate Primary School
Ashgate Primary School was built on the south side of Derby's Ashbourne Road for the Derby School Board in 1879. It was built as a combined infant, junior a...
Cleddans Burn Woodland
One of four areas of woodland that collectively make up Drumchapel Woods – http://www.geograph.org.uk/snippet/13708 . It includes Drumry Wood, and is bounded...
Garscadden Burn Park
The park has been designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation; the Purple Hairstreak Butterfly and the Water Vole can be seen there. The park is ...
Garscadden Wood (East)
One of four areas of woodland that collectively make up Drumchapel Woods — http://www.geograph.org.uk/snippet/13708 . Garscadden Wood (East and West – the ha...
Drumchapel Woods
Drumchapel Woods, one of the Commonwealth Woods, is made up of four areas of woodland arranged in a ring around Drumchapel. Those areas are as follows: (1) G...
Garscadden Wood (West)
One of four areas of woodland that collectively make up Drumchapel Woods — http://www.geograph.org.uk/snippet/13708 . Garscadden Wood (East and West – the ha...
Herd Farm, Eccup
Herd Farm Activity Centre http://www.herdfarm.co.uk/ The farmhouse was built in 1760 For Robert Midgley, steward to the Cookridge Hall estate. The bar...
Salford Quays and MediaCityUK
Mini Burble at MediaCityUK
Mini Burble is an interactive, LED-lit inflatable sculpture made of 300 helium-filled balloons, each of which is fitted with sensors and an LED light, allowi...
Strata Florida Abbey
The Cistercian abbey at Strata Florida was founded in 1164. Soon after that patronage was assumed by Rhys ap Gruffudd, prince of the kingship of Deheubarth;...
Aberaeron Harbour
Aberaeron's harbour was built between 1807 and 1811 by the Revd. Alban Thomas Jones Gwynne who had ambitious plans for a new town and port. The town's heyday...
Swanage Pier
Swanage's Victorian pier is over 100 years old and is one of two built, although it is the only one that survives complete today. The original Swanage Pier...
Archaeological first, St Michael's, Coventry
Stork House
Trade directories were very popular in the nineteenth century. The equivalent of our Yellow Pages. Bulmer's Directory of 1890 records that the farmer here wa...
Tarbert Parish Church, Argyll & Bute
Church of Scotland. There is little information on this Church (and currently no published Guide Book), but the present Church was built in 1886 to a design ...
Muckairn Parish Church, Taynuilt, Argyll & Bute
Church of Scotland. Designed by Thomas Telford, the current Muckairn Parish Church dates from 1829 and is one of the publicly-funded “Telford” or “Parliament...
Malham Cove
Malham Cove is a natural limestone formation 1 km north of the village of Malham. A well-known beauty spot, it is a large, curved limestone cliff at the head...
Watlowes Dry Valley
Below the Water Sinks, and above Malham Cove lies a deep limestone canyon which is known as the Dry Valley, or Watlowes Valley. Whatever underground route th...
Yeovil Pen Mill Station
Yeovil Pen Mill station is one of two stations serving the town of Yeovil, Somerset. The station is situated just under a mile to the east of the town centre...
River Yeo or Ivel
The River Yeo, also known as the River Ivel, is a tributary of the River Parrett in north Dorset and south Somerset. The river's names derive from the Celti...
Deepdale Beck
Deepdale Beck is a short (5-6km) river in Cumbria. It rises on the slopes of Whernside and flows north to join the River Dee in Dentdale.
Pagham Harbour
Pagham Harbour is a natural harbour in West Sussex. It is south of the city of Chichester and near the towns of Pagham and Selsey. Geographically it is the ...
Selby Station
Selby station was opened in 1834 for the Leeds and Selby Railway. The Hull and Selby Railway extended the line in 1840, and a new station was built, with the...
Are you being served?
Not just spiritually either. The lovely church doubles up as a shop and café. By doing this it helps to make this village a community. Many rural churches al...
Nantwich Station
Nantwich station, which was opened in 1858, and is on the Crewe to Shrewsbury line. It has two platforms and was formerly the junction for the Great Western ...
Crewe Heritage Centre
Crewe Heritage Centre, is a railway museum, located in Crewe. It is currently managed by the Crewe Heritage Trust, the museum is located between Crewe railwa...
A5019 Road
The A5019 is an urban link road in Crewe. It starts at a crossroads with the A534 and B5071 and heads north along Mill Street. Passing beneath the Crewe to ...
A4120 Road
The A4120 runs 15 miles from Ponterwyd to Llanbadarn Fawr, via Devil's Bridge. http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A4120
Malham Water
Malham Water is a short stream, less than 1km long, that flows out of Malham Tarn. It flows south across the road then disappears down a variety of water sin...
Malham Tarn
Malham Tarn is a glacial lake near Malham in the Yorkshire Dales. It is 377 metres above sea level, making it the highest lake in England. The lake is one of...
Tomnahurich Swing Bridge
The Tomnahurich Swing Bridge carries the main A82 road across the Caledonian Canal on the outskirts of Inverness. Both the road and the canal run along the ...
Former Queen's Science Library, Belfast,
The former Science Library, Chlorine Gardens, is part of a new School of Biological Sciences and Institute for Global Food Security, at Queen’s University, c...
New Kilpatrick Cemetery
The cemetery, also known as Hillfoot Cemetery, opened in 1903, and is on the northern side of Boclair Road. Between the Wars (c.1922), it was extended to the...
Avro Vulcan XH558
Avro Vulcan XH558 is the only one of 134 such nuclear bombers still to be flying - and sadly not for much longer. She was the last flying Vulcan in the RAF, ...
The Shuttleworth Collection
The Shuttleworth Collection is based at Old Warden Airfield, Old Warden, Bedfordshire. It is named after its founder, the aviator Richard Ormonde Shuttlewor...
Barton Arcade, Manchester
Barton Arcade is a Victorian shopping arcade located between Deansgate and St Ann's Square A fine example of a Victorian shop-and-office Victorian struct...
Bridge Street Subway Community Arts Project
The Bridge Street underpass had become a target for graffiti and crime. Following research which showed that tunnels, subways and other public areas that are...
Limestone Pavement
Limestone pavement is a natural karst landform consisting of a flat, incised surface of exposed limestone that resembles an artificial pavement. The term is ...
Belmont House & Gardens
Set within Grade II listed http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1069172 Belmont Park, Belmont House is a Grade I listed http://list.histo...
Loch Ness
Loch Ness is one of Scotland's biggest lochs. At 23 miles long and more than a mile wide, it is the second largest by surface area. It is also the second d...
RAF Knettishall - USAAF Station 136
RAF Knettishall is located roughly ten kilometres (six miles) south-east of Thetford between the villages of Knettishall and Coney Weston, on the south side ...
B2166 Road
The B2166 runs 6 miles from North Mundham to Bognor Regis.
Bognor Regis Pier
The pier opened in 1865. It has been much damaged by storms over the years and is not as long as it used to be. Grade II listed. http://www.britishlistedbui...
The Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston
Unusually dedicated to St Augustine of Canterbury, the first record of a Church on this site dates to 1154, when King Henry II appointed Galfrid as rector. T...
Haughton Green Methodist Church and Sunday School.
The brick-built church on the corner of Two Trees Lane and Sunningdale Road. was founded in 1810 as the Haughton Green Wesleyan Chapel. It has a slate roof,...
The Pennine Way
The Pennine Way is a National Trail in England, with a small section in Scotland. The trail runs 267 miles from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak Distri...
Sundials
A sundial is a device that tells the time of day by the apparent position of the Sun in the sky. In common designs such as the horizontal sundial, the sun ca...
Little Nineveh Oast
Single round kiln oast house.
The Walled Nursery
A Grade II listed http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1111755&searchtype=mapsearch two-acre walled garden with a superb collection of Vi...