After a week shooting Scotland and Northumberland, a trip into Durham was just a quick detour on the way home.

The cathedral and castle are on top of a huge rocky crag, around which curves the river Wear. One of the UK’s most spectacular combinations of nature and man made beauty.

The weather wasn’t great – over cast yet not raining. This is good for autumn colours as the rich warm tones really stand out from the duller surroundings.

The set here is a quick loop around the river, view from a bridge and then up to the colleges around the back of the cathedral, with their distinctive cobbled streets.

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