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Golden sands at Bamburgh, Northumberland

Bamburgh was the seat of the Kings of Northumbria, and the present castle still exudes a solemn solidity and majesty as it sits overlooking the coastline.

We arrived at Bamburgh beach just as the sun was dropping over the horizon, lighting up the Farne Islands and the huge sandstone flank of the castle. It was a perfect scene: magic light, golden sands and feathery clouds on a pastel sky. I’d never have guessed it could be so still on the last day of October.

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Leaping around the Bride Stones

The Bride Stones at Kebs are a gritstone outcrop on the edge of the moorland overlooking Todmorden. They’re also a great place for clambering over, jumping off, hiding under, and running around … the perfect spot to try and tire out my godson and his family!

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Sunset at Brimham Rocks, Nidderdale

Brimham Rocks is an incredible place: weathered towers of rock stand in scrubland on the edge of Brimham Moor in the Yorkshire Dales. It’s owned by the National Trust,and is dotted with curiously shaped columns and outcrops of eroded millstone grit. Some of the formations are quite extraordinary, and wouldn’t look out of place in a western or a sci-fi movie. I’d previously shot a panorama here in 2006, and relished the opportunity to capture another group of rocks when I visited the area recently. Time wasn’t on my side and the light was fading fast and a stiff wind was blowing, so I knew it might be tough to get a good shot. On the plus side, the sunset was glorious, and suffused the scene with a rich, other-worldly light.

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Halfway up Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Looking down from National Trust land onto Cheddar Gorge

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Halfway along Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Paul B climbing at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

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