Fellfoot Fables

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As I walked with the river

I started to shiver

Feeling the cold air touch me

And the birds calling with glee


I smell the river

I smell the trees

I see the stones

And feel the cool breeze


I was running with the rabbits

Swimming with the fish

Listening to the birds

And watching the flowers flourish


Since lockdown has happened

We’ve stayed inside

Not looking what changed

To the world outside.


Y6 Pupil, Castle Carrock Primary School.

This virtual creative writing series offers you the chance to share your experiences of the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership scheme area during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership scheme is a major project that will conserve, enhance and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of a special part of the North West of England. The project has been awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will run from 2020 to 2024.

Fellfoot Fables aims to hear the future voice of Fellfoot. Keeping within government guidelines on social distancing, we want you to look closely at your corner of the North Pennines AONB and the Eden Valley - to record your observations from home during this period of change.

What is your relationship with the landscape?

What stories or history do you know about it?

What changes in the landscape have you noticed whilst spending more time at home?

What do you cherish about it?

Fellfoot Fables is being delivered by Eden Valley-based poet and novelist, Katie Hale (halekatie.com).

Katie has adapted the following videos from the Fellfoot Fables for schools workshops to offer advice and inspiration to help you create your own record for Fellfoot Fables. You can use the help sheets for tips too.


Submissions can be made by emailing halekatie.writer@gmail.com or on the Fellfoot Forward Facebook group.


By submitting your work, it is on the understanding that you are happy for us to share your writing with others._ Work produced from Fellfoot Fables will be featured on our website, social media channels and the Fellfoot Forward Facebook group. You can join this group to become part of the online Fellfoot Forward community.