We recently undertook a walk along Harwood Beck in Upper Teesdale as part of Natural England’s summer event programme. The walk, only a few miles in length Took us to a delightful spot where Sand Martins and Swallows meet to catch small flies close to the meeting of Harwood Beck and the river Tees. This painting was produced showing one of the many isolated farm buildings close to the path. We enjoyed all the early signs of spring with Blue Gentians, Birdseye Primrose plus, lots of Lapwings and Oystercatchers. I’m really pleased with the sketch, makes up for some of my recent rubbish!