Thursday, 18 December 2014

Northumberland: Derwent Resevoir and Blanchland

I'm back again! It's been over a month since I last blogged, been a bit busy with uni, but now it's the christmas holidays so hopefully I'll get back to blogging more regularly. Anyway, without further ado here are some photos from my family trip to Northumberland in October.

On the first day we went for a walk around part of Derwent Resevoir which was really nice. Then on the second day we went to Blanchland, a small picturesque village seeped in history. Many of the buildings are built with stones from the remains of Blanchland Abbey which got it's name due the French canons who lived at the Abbey and wore white habits.

There are many great scenic walks around Blanchland, we kept on walking in and out of County Durham and Northumberland because the village is so close the border of both counties. At the end of our walk we popped in to The Lord Crewe Arms, a pub and hotel dating back to the 12th century. If you find yourself in this area of County Durham/ Northumberland then you must go and get a drink from their amazing medieval Crypt Bar.

We may have been talking to the sheep to try and get them to look at the camera...

Between two counties
Do you like going for country walks when you go on holiday?

Linking up with the Bring Your Own Post linkup


  1. Beautiful photos! I especially love the 3rd one from the top! x

    1. Thank you! Easy to take photos when the scenery is so beautiful! x