Welford Park You may not be familiar with the name Welford Park, a privately owned country house and estate in Berkshire. Situated about five miles outside of Newbury, the current house dates back to approximately 1650 and is surrounded by 3,000 acres of parkland and woodland. The setting may be familiar if you are one of …

So, along with writing a travel photography blog comes the challenge of taking photos that I think people will enjoy. This year has taught me that there is a difference between quickly capturing a moment vs taking time to take a photograph which tells a story. Both options are fine, but there definitely needs …

It may have passed you by, but it’s almost Christmas. The weather is getting colder. The decorations are up in the shops. Christmas songs are playing. The crowds are out doing their final bits of shopping. Everyone seems to be donning a festive jumper at any given opportunity. We are almost there folks. One …

Weekends away are nice. Weekends away in the country are nicer. Weekends away in the country less than an hour from home are the best. So, that’s what we did one weekend. We fancied getting away, but without having to deal with that horrible Sunday morning motorway traffic. Luckily for us we managed to …

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey Winkworth Arboretum is the only Arboretum in the National Trust’s portfolio, and has been maintained by them for the past 60 years. Created in the early 20th century by Dr. Wilfrid Fox, it is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and shrubs, many of those rare. Located in the …

A long time ago, by chance, I relocated to the town of Reading, Berkshire. I was a 22 year old graduate living with my parents in a tiny North Wales village, working in a local pub and looking for a career direction. I applied for a job in Manchester, the position had been filled. …

Overview The National Trust is a conservation organisation which works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces in the UK. The trust owns 350 heritage properties including historic houses, gardens and monuments which can be visited for a fee, as well as many sites of natural beauty which are open to the public …

It’s not so grim up North, you know. My choice of using mostly black and white photos isn’t the best way to convince you of that but take my word for it. Saltburn-by-the-Sea is small coastal town in North Yorkshire, situated on the North East coast of England.  It is, for one thing, a beautiful …