Harlow Hill and the magical sunset, Northumberland, England.

We embarked on a drive out to the Countryside and unexpectedly captured such a beautiful sunset. As we drove past Stamfordham, the skies were beginning to clear, clouds were moving swiftly, and the colours intertwined with one another to form an unforgettable sunset. This time of year I’ve noticed the light can be special, it’s almost summer’s way of saying farewell.

We stopped near the lakes at a lay-by, and got in through a side gate which took us from Whittle Dene to Harlow Hill, it’s a public footpath so there was no trespassing, and we didn’t walk through wheat fields like our current Prime Minister once did. We just kept it simple and followed the path up to Harlow Hill, as the sun was setting, the colours became more prominent and dazzling. You know when you take your camera and by luck everything falls into place, well, this was one of those evenings!

I did have my camera on the P function which exaggerated some of the colours, but it still captures how beautiful the sunset really was.  The path which took us up to Harlow Hill was clearly marked and you can either go one or two ways, one which goes East to Harlow Hill or you could go West which would take you to East Wallhouses along Hadrian’s wall.  The place itself is easy to find, tap ‘Military Road, Northumberland’ in if you need to locate it any easier, however be wary, signal strength may not be the best.


The silhouetted tree’s and the sun still radiating it’s last shine before it gifts another part of the World.

There is also a Nature Reserve here, and they’ve also provided a hut for enthusiasts to enjoy, the hut also allows wannabe photographers such as myself to gain a much favoured vantage point over the lake itself.


The colours of the sky because of the P function exaggerated the sunset but it’s still beautiful.


This is a fine example of what it really looked like.


Another of the Nature Reserve hut and the colours reflecting off from the lake.


I love this close up shot.


It’s harvest time. Tractors this time of year in Northumberland are out in full force.

This was the result of a last minute ‘fancy a drive?’ and the experience from what this drive has given us has been rich in colour, steeped in history and a walk which we weren’t aware of, especially one which we thought didn’t exist. So again, drives out into the Countryside can give us all the learning experience we require to share with others.

The walk itself was in fact short by any standard, but given this is Hadrian’s Wall, the walk can go on for as long as you want it to.



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