Last weekend, we decided to get out of our city and drive into the country. Despite being only a forty five minute drive from home, I had never been to this place before. It really was pure Countryfile and had only a shop, a church and the hotel we were staying in. I'll show you more of the hotel next time, but meanwhile here are some pictures of our walk around Blanchland and then a quick call in to Minsteracres and Corbridge on the way back home the following day. The colours at this time of year, the beginning of my favourite autumn season, show the North East of England to be a truly beautiful place.