Howgills metamorhism roots  
  howgills - SOLD metamorphism - SOLD roots  
  rock pool groyne groyne and sand  
  rock pool - SOLD groyne groyne and sand  
  new wood middleton on sea eal crag  
  new wood  Middleton on Sea Eel Crag  
  hen cloud
bracken tilberthwaite  
  Hen Cloud bracken unfolding Tilberthwaite Quarry  
  chalk cliff orchids sheep in field  
  chalk cliff orchids - SOLD sheep in field  
  boys bathing laughing flint st margrets bay  
  boys bathing laughing flint St Margaret's Bay - SOLD  
  marron grass tin mine jean h  
  marron grass tin mine Jean H  
  slate quarry silurian stones windermere  
  slate quarry Silurian stones Windermere  
  runnels river duddon roaches  
  runnels River Duddon - SOLD The Roaches  
  ploughed field rain arch with boulders  
  ploughed field rain arch with boulders  
  craster inlet raucous birds Couple Colour  
  Craster inlet raucous birds couple colour  
  arch2 sheep field chalk cave  
  arch 2 - SOLD sheep field chalk cave  


Bowderdale, East Cumbria

Rounded hills with grooves and valleys eroded by water


Porth Leaven, Corwall

A rock of tourmaline and quartz formed on the conjunction of the granite and Devonian sediments. The angular jointing rounds and softens in winter storms. It has left human forms which weather in their turn to boulders on the beach. The outcrop has now disappeared following a rock fall.


West side of Windermere, Lake District

Water has eroded the soil from the roots of the tree.

rock pool

St Just, Cornwall

Strong colours in the rock pools stand out against the limpets on the black rocks.


Pevensey Bay, Sussex

Wood erected to stop long shore drift of the sand and flint pebbles, is being eroded by the battering of the waves and the same shore deposits.

groyne and sand

Pevensey Bay, Sussex

The sand and waves has not yet eroded the wood.

new wood

Middleton on Sea, Sussex

new wood
faces the sea
with dark shaddows

Middleton on Sea

Middleton on Sea, Sussex

Typical south coast preventative measures to stop erosion.

Eel Crag

Coledale, North Lake District

Very hard volcanic rocks have been exposed by glaciers in the last ice age.

Hen Cloud

Staffordshire Moorlands

Millstone Grit was deposited by large rivers and deltas in the Upper Carboniferous. The vertical jointing has given steep faces attractive to climbers.

bracken unfolding

Borrowdale, Lake District

Warm spring weather brought out people sunbathing for the first time that year. The peeling of clothes has similiarities with the unfurling of the bracken.

Tilberthwaite Quarry

Tiberthwaite near Coniston, Lake District

This area was once the site of exploding volcanoes, the sediments of which were often transported by water. The slate has formed under regional pressure from  the movement of continents.

chalk cliff

Flamborough Head, Yorkshire

Chalk is a very white limestone mostly composed of the shells of tiny creatures so small they can only be seen under a electron microscope


Winskill rocks, Settle, Yorkshire

Unspoilt area of limestone rocks with Pen y Ghent in the background

sheep in field

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Craggy outcrops of limestone punch through the grass. Ash trees are common and the fields are used for sheep and cattle

boys bathing

Borrowdale, Lake District

The heart of the Lake District is near the wettest place in England. The boys play on the rocks and in the river

laughing flint

Middleton on Sea, Sussex

The flint has recently eroded from the chalk below the waves. The cobbles retain a white surface from the chalk, but where they are chipped the black micro-crystalline surface makes the flint look like faces.

St Margaret's Bay


The vertical chalk cliffs have eroded to show horizontal bands of flint. The flint weathers out to give a hard black pebbly beach.

marron grass

Dunes north of Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

The grass is stabilising the dunes. The black rock in the distance is the Whin Sill, a horizontal slab of basalt below ground stretches all the way to Cumbria

tin mine

St Just, Cornwall

An old small mine is visible in the cliffs. The miners have left columns of tourmaline crystals to support the roof. The cassiterite or tin ore is found in the tourmaline layer.

Jean H

Robinson, north Lake District

A meal in very hot weather near the top of Robinson where there was water.

slate quarry


A slate quarry in the hills of Snowdonia is from sedimentary clay not from volcanic rocks. Heat and pressure has turned this mud to slate.

Silurian stones

Windermere, Lake District

These rocks have small nodules of limestone which have dissolved in the acid lake water producing animal like heads.


South Lake District

Springtime by the lake


Hutton Roof, Cumbria

The rock in this limestone pavement is dipping at about 45 degrees. Limestone pavements are supposed to be nearly horizontal!

River Duddon

Dunnerdale, Lake District

Clear water over a small waterfall

The Roaches

Staffordshire Moorlands

Millstone grit is jointed and eroded with steep edges on which people climb. The coarse sandstone and pebbles were deposited in rivers and deltas as the fresh water entered the sea.

ploughed field

St Just, Cornwall

The regular lines of ploughing have been interupted by the small ruin in the centre of the field.


Ding Dong Quarry, West Country

A lone enthusiast looks at puddles

arch with boulders

Flamborough Head, Yorkshire

The sea has cut an arch through the steep cliffs

Craster inlet


Black Whin sill rocks, have altered colour as the iron oxiodises red and the surfaces become spotty with lichens.

raucous birds

Flamborough Head, Northumberland

Birds on the cliffs south of North Landing have turned white chalk dull brown. The birds remain white.

couple colour

Gill Head, Wasdale, Lake District

"for skies of couple colour as a brindled cow" quote Manley Hopkins.

arch 2

Flamborough Head

Erosion by the sea of the steep chalk cliffs has left an arch

sheep field

Tearnside, Cumbria

The limestone outcrops in the grass. Ash trees flourish in this landscape and sheep and cattle crop the fields.

chalk cave

Flamborough Head, Yorkshire

A pristine cave washed daily by the sea.