Jul 29 2020

Smithills on Film

On Monday and Tuesday the whole Smithills team were busy turning the Estate into a film set! Over the two days we filmed footage in the woodlands, grassland and on the moor for three exciting projects: a short promotional film about Smithills, a longer information...

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Jul 22 2020

Hackfall in Autumn

A massive thanks to volunteer photographer, David Rodway, who has forwarded us this wonderful short film of Hackfall in autumn. Situated in a steep sided gorge and cutting through primarily rolling pasture, Hackfall is a semi-natural ancient woodland, near Masham, North Yorkshire. This stunning woodland has Grade...

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Apr 24 2020

One thousand dog days

Tia is a Boffie - A BOrder collie/StaFFIE cross. She may be 10, but she can still run for Yorkshire. I can't go that fast, but we still have to cover a lot of ground on daily walks to do her energy justice. Fortunately in...

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Apr 19 2020

‘We’re special’ a poem by Philip Dykes

We’re Special ……………… We got it right Our design for flight Linked to our special skill Moving through the deepening night ready for the kill   We’ve got good eyes and sense of smell But mostly do not need these Tracking down the smallest midge With efficiency and ease   So what’s the secret you may...

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