Tuesday, 10 May 2011

1001 : Gorse, Moors And Nont Sarahs


This photograph of Scammonden Moor and Reservoir was taken this morning. The building you can see in the distance on the extreme left is the famous Nont Sarahs Hotel. The tale goes that an earlier proprietor bought the pub with money he borrowed from his Aunt Sarah and it was named - albeit it in Yorkshire dialect - after her.

11 comments:

Valerie said...

Very scenic. The view must be equally as good from the hotel windows.

Chairman Bill said...

Man made, or a natural feature? Given the name, I assume the former.

Roy said...

Great landscape, Alan. Looks like another place I'd like to hike.

Michael and Hanne said...

Nice photo, very cosy. But everyone knows NONT stands for Night Observation Navigation Trail. When you go on one you have to cross-dress? Everyone else knows that Sarah was an AUNT....

Vicki Lane said...

Love the explanation of the name -- and Michael and Hanne's rebuttal...

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a beautiful view. Your green is a lot taller and greener than ours. I do need to mow my grass now for the second time,

L. D. Burgus said...

Wonderful photos. You take great shots.

Brett Payne said...

Nice photo, Alan. I always find the sight of gorse in flower in English views rather jarring, but I suppose it's not the problem there that it's become in New Zealand. Introduced during the 19th Century by "acclimatisation societies," it's become a pervasive "alien invasive species" aka weed, that smothers everything.

TICKLEBEAR said...

so not what i thought....

moors are hot arab guys for me.
sarah is sarah palin, the alaskan monstruosity...

nice pic though!!!

alright, i'll go away now....
back to my own blog...
;)~
HUGZ

sorry...
don't mind me!!
just passing through...
;)~
HUGZ

The Retired One said...

Stunning countryside! Love that shot.

Margaret said...

The home, or building on the right, tucked into the curve of the river, must have a fantastic view as well. Such beautiful land this is!