September holiday 2012; Mainly North and Penines 8th - 14 th september
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We spent a week in camper van in the North. On the way we called to visit David and Ruth Ingleby near Huddersfield and then on to Nigel Chandler in Duddo near Berwick on Tweed near the Scottish border, visiting the coast near Bamburgh on the way. We called in to look at the small church in Lowick where some of Liz's ancestors and relations are buried and where there are stained glass windows commemorating them. After Luddo we went South by way of Rothbury, Cambo, Haydon Bridge, to Widdybank Fell next to Cow Green reservoir near the top of Teeesdale, for a wet windy night camping wild. Then South by way of Middleton in Teesdale, Brough, Thwaite, Hawes, Staianforth, Malham Tarn to the village of Malham in the Yourkshire Dales where we camped in a small farm site. Then south past Clitheroe to M6, A53, past Shrewsbury, A488, Knighton to Builth Wells to camp and have fish and chips. Then South past Brecon, Merthyr to Cowbridge to camp outside house of Andy and Lizzie to attend a concert in the Cowbridge Music Festival

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Our wild campsite at Cow Green Reservoir at top of Teesdale
Our attempted, rained off walk by the reservoir
Home for the night; wonderful
Campsite at Malham
Town Head Farm, Malham
Liz on our walk into the village
Malham Cove
Malham Cove
The limestone cliff face of the cove. No sign of the peregrine falcons that nest here
Grey wagtail on rock in our stream
View from our campsite at Builth Wells
The Afon
THE camper among the flowers (Himalayan Balsam)
Cowbridge Church for Mary Elliott's string sextet playing a Brahms B flat Sextet and Tchaikovsky's Souvenirs de Florence [see Cowbridge Music Festival]
Waiting for the concert
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  Lowick Church in Northumberland with gravestones, and stained glass windows, commemorating Liz's ancestors (the Gregson, Knight, Selby, Sitwell)
  Liz in Lowick graveyard
  The Gregson corner (Liz's mother was Elizabeth Selby Knight Gregson)
  Elizabeth and Anthony Gregson (perhaps my Liz was doomed to be Elizabeth Anthony) Clarence Knight Gregson
  Sarah Knight Gregson Elizabeth Mary Selby Knight Gregson
  Inside Lowick Church Stained Glass windows commemorating ancestors
  Windows commemorating the Sitwells and Gregsons
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Bar tailed Godwit The Godwits proving they are not more common Black tailed godwit
Starlings camouflaged in seaweed Heron on the Afon at Builth wells
Grey Wagtail at Malham
Jackdaw at Malham
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