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  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, not too cold
  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England

    A change is a foot next week. Forecast to turn cooler and more unsettled, especially in the north, as we start to revert to a more typical Atlantic flow.

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  • Location: Norden, Rochdale approx 200m asl
  • Location: Norden, Rochdale approx 200m asl

    Well if this is the last day or so before a bit of a breakdown then I think we've done pretty well in this region for the past month. Another glorious day and a stunning blue sky. I'd give the first third of summer an 8 out of 10. Bit more heat and a little more sun wouldn't have gone amiss. 

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  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, not too cold
  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
    27 minutes ago, PennineMark said:

    Well if this is the last day or so before a bit of a breakdown then I think we've done pretty well in this region for the past month. Another glorious day and a stunning blue sky. I'd give the first third of summer an 8 out of 10. Bit more heat and a little more sun wouldn't have gone amiss. 

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    Yes it’s been a lovely day here as well. Temperature wise it’s been perfect for me. Sunshine wise a little disappointing, especially given how dry it is. Cloudy weather when it’s dry often feels frustrating because you think “why isn’t it raining”? or “why isn’t it sunny”? Rain wise I’d actually like a bit more rain. And thunder. And variety in general.

     

    I’ll remember this month as being rather pleasant, very dry but also very benign and rather forgettable, due to the lack of heatwaves, washout days, thunder and just variable weather in general.

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  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK
  • Weather Preferences: Northeasterly Blizzard and sub zero temperatures.
  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK
    52 minutes ago, PennineMark said:

    Well if this is the last day or so before a bit of a breakdown then I think we've done pretty well in this region for the past month. Another glorious day and a stunning blue sky. I'd give the first third of summer an 8 out of 10. Bit more heat and a little more sun wouldn't have gone amiss. 

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    There is no doubt in my mind when the sun shines combined with the scenery of the Cumbrian Fells, South Dales , Bowland Trough and the lush Cheshire Plain, the Northwest of England is the best region to  live. Still love to come back when opportunity prevails. I also love the pubs and the pies 🥧  

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  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl

    Turning more hay. 20210701_130629.thumb.jpg.8999c0f3f3cbc4c91256eeedb2627b4f.jpg20210701_132548.thumb.jpg.4a38dfc7a414eb8aa8deca850c942e38.jpg

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
    1 hour ago, carinthian said:

    There is no doubt in my mind when the sun shines combined with the scenery of the Cumbrian Fells, South Dales , Bowland Trough and the lush Cheshire Plain, the Northwest of England is the best region to  live. Still love to come back when opportunity prevails. I also love the pubs and the pies 🥧  

    C

     

    Don't forget the Peak District 

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  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK
  • Weather Preferences: Northeasterly Blizzard and sub zero temperatures.
  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK
    36 minutes ago, Had Worse said:

    Don't forget the Peak District 

    Of course. I love Bakewell and its tarts ! Yes, the towns of Skipton in North Yorkshire and Buxton in Derbyshire are really in NW England geographically as so to speak.! I remember the Peak well from my cricket and football days.

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  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103 metres/337 feet asl.
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and/or snow in Winter and thunderstorms any time of the year.
  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103 metres/337 feet asl.

    Been a stunning day. Cloud soon burned off and much more sun than the last few days with a temp up to 21C so far.

    Just perfect not too warm.

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  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103 metres/337 feet asl.
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and/or snow in Winter and thunderstorms any time of the year.
  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103 metres/337 feet asl.
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    15 hours ago, East Lancs Rain said:

    Well if we got this synoptic setup in the winter then the south would be cold and snowy while we would just be dry and mostly sunny. So maybe a sign of things to come next winter?

    If we get blocking highs to our west and N/NE then the jet can easily track even further south like in 2010, 2013, 2018 etc giving Spain and Portugal a soaking. Leaving us all in the UK with a good chance of the white stuff. 

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  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, storms and other extremes
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
    2 hours ago, carinthian said:

    There is no doubt in my mind when the sun shines combined with the scenery of the Cumbrian Fells, South Dales , Bowland Trough and the lush Cheshire Plain, the Northwest of England is the best region to  live. Still love to come back when opportunity prevails. I also love the pubs and the pies 🥧  

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    IMO the Lake District is the most beautiful place in the UK. The first time I went it literally took my breath away. Stunning.

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  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines
  • Weather Preferences: Summer heat and winter cold, and a bit of snow when on offer
  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines
    2 hours ago, Had Worse said:

    Don't forget the Peak District 

    You’ve started something now.

    The South Pennines, The English national park that never got the go ahead.

    Considered too industrialised and grimy for NP status at the time and it’s not as spectacular as parts of the Lakes, Dales, Peaks etc but there are few places where man made and Mother Nature blend so well together.

    hopefully it will get some sort of protected status in the future but just a shame it didn’t happen before much of it became wind farm central.

    Maybe this was what George Osborne’s meant by Northern Powerhouse.

     

     

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  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines
  • Weather Preferences: Summer heat and winter cold, and a bit of snow when on offer
  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines
    4 hours ago, Northernlights said:

    Turning more hay. 20210701_130629.thumb.jpg.8999c0f3f3cbc4c91256eeedb2627b4f.jpg20210701_132548.thumb.jpg.4a38dfc7a414eb8aa8deca850c942e38.jpg

    Weather and scenery both look stunning.

    I used to love hay making when I was a kid and still like watching it when I’m out walking although as many of the local working farms have been sold on to non farmers, it’s done on a lot smaller scale these days and much of it is big bale silage anyway.

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  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103 metres/337 feet asl.
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and/or snow in Winter and thunderstorms any time of the year.
  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103 metres/337 feet asl.
    4 hours ago, CreweCold said:

    IMO the Lake District is the most beautiful place in the UK. The first time I went it literally took my breath away. Stunning.

    When it's not chucking it down, which let's face it that is 80% of the time it's a stunning place with great views from the fell tops. My brother used to live in Bowness for 15 years but a few years ago he moved to Cornwall. But he might move back to the Lakes as he still isn't keen about living in Cornwall for good. He's always moaning about the seagulls waking him up through the night haha. He's tried everything humane to get rid of them but the fisherman next door keeps encouraging them. But he's living on the coast what do you expect?

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  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK
  • Weather Preferences: Northeasterly Blizzard and sub zero temperatures.
  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK

    i have been lucky enough to live in and travel to some wonderful places in the world but if I had to return back to Blighty to live, I would head to The Hodder Valley in The Bowland Fells of NE Lancashire. Apparently  the Queen used to sneak some precious moments there as she owns most of the land in the area. Every village needs a great pub and there is one special one, The Inn at Whitewell.

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  • Location: Horwich
  • Location: Horwich
    16 hours ago, Had Worse said:

    Don't forget the Peak District 

    Or the West Pennine Moors, and what about Pendle?  Then there's the coastal areas too.  I have a particularly soft spot for the Fylde, and for the Arnside/Silverdale area.  We have everything in the NW.

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  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK
  • Weather Preferences: Northeasterly Blizzard and sub zero temperatures.
  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK
    37 minutes ago, Inga Horwood said:

    Or the West Pennine Moors, and what about Pendle?  Then there's the coastal areas too.  I have a particularly soft spot for the Fylde, and for the Arnside/Silverdale area.  We have everything in the NW.

    Yes and three great  English National Parks in the region. Even Snowdonia with-in its realms.

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    A cloudier day so far but warm. Current temp 22.4 degrees. Rather hazy skies. Some showers have popped up over the Pennines. Might see one or two over Lakeland fells this afternoon. Looks like we are entering a much wetter spell.. how long it lasts remains to be seen. The year has been punctuated by dry and wet periods rather than mixed...

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  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines
  • Weather Preferences: Summer heat and winter cold, and a bit of snow when on offer
  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines

    Early finish from work gave me the chance to cut the grass before the weekends monsoon starts.

    given the pretty much dry month the region has had it’ll come has a bit of a shock to the system to have some heavy rain, just hope it’s something we don’t have to get used to.

     

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District

    I made maximum use of natures drying process and I have two maidens at the ready and I'm not afraid to use them.

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  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, not too cold
  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
    On 01/07/2021 at 14:00, carinthian said:

    There is no doubt in my mind when the sun shines combined with the scenery of the Cumbrian Fells, South Dales , Bowland Trough and the lush Cheshire Plain, the Northwest of England is the best region to  live. Still love to come back when opportunity prevails. I also love the pubs and the pies 🥧  

    C

     

    I'm not so sure. There are lots of beautiful parts of the UK. I'd say (in my opinion) that Devon and Cornwall are more picturesque, what with the lovely beaches, stunning coastline, palm trees, Dartmoor and the English Riveria. Don't get me wrong, the Lake District and Fylde coast are nice too, but Devon and Cornwall take the crown in my mind. The south west of England is also my favourite climate in the UK.

     

    Id say that the south east of England and East Anglia is probably the least interesting part of the UK. Sure, London has lots of famous landmarks, but outside of London, it's not that interesting just miles of nothing but flat land and fields.

    On 01/07/2021 at 15:43, carinthian said:

    Of course. I love Bakewell and its tarts ! Yes, the towns of Skipton in North Yorkshire and Buxton in Derbyshire are really in NW England geographically as so to speak.! I remember the Peak well from my cricket and football days.

    C

    I thought Skipton was in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. I remember back in the winter I was in tier 3 while they were in tier 2. You couldn't go to a restaurant in East Lancashire but you could drive 10 miles up the road and eat in Skipton! Crazy that!

    On 01/07/2021 at 16:40, CreweCold said:

    IMO the Lake District is the most beautiful place in the UK. The first time I went it literally took my breath away. Stunning.

    It's beautiful, sure, but so is Devon and Cornwall and they get much less rain and more sunshine. It's also warmer down there too.

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  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines
  • Weather Preferences: Summer heat and winter cold, and a bit of snow when on offer
  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines

    I don’t know whether it’s just that I’ve been doing a bit of hard graft but tonight seems more sultry outside than any other evening so far this year.

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  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms and stormy weather
  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl

    A warm, muggy day here. A lively looking shower moving in from the SW at the moment.

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