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Not so much a view of Poole anymore, rather the view of a man from Poole !

Expect a random collection of photos and thoughts ...

17 October 2021

Relaunch of PooleView

Originally conceived as a guide to my hometown of Poole, this is now a view from up North, namely the Lake District. Expect a random collection of photos and thoughts ...

4 June 2023

Hutton In The

Hutton In The Forest

A visit to Hutton is a remarkable journey through time. From the medieval Stone Hall to the high Victorian Drawing Room, the rooms represent a succession of historical eras and styles ...

28 August 2021


<Lanercost Priory

The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history. Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, it suffered frequent attacks during the long Anglo-Scottish wars, once by Robert Bruce ...

17 October 2021

in Dorset

Set on the South Coast, Poole is rightly famous for its large natural harbour and the sandy beaches that fringe the coast ...

4 November 2021

Jim Clark
Motorsport museum

Jim Clark is widely regarded as one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, admired for his remarkable achievements and famous for his humility ...

27 October 2018


The classic combination of lakes and mountains has made this popular with visitors since the beginning of tourism in the Lake District.