- by Steve Webb
So there I am slaving away over summer, unable to put finger to keyboard without a phone ringing or a cup of tea [Assisted by crumbly biscuit] distracting a budding career in procrastination. Rather than try to do any blogging in the summer I felt it better to take the pressure off and save my blogging for later.
And then I did it, I really did. I thought of a cunning ruse! I was amazed at the simplicity of it.....I will get other people to tell me, and the world, just how amazing Kielder was. And not just Kielder, but Kielder Campsite to boot.
Pray tell! I hear you gasp. Well, read on and be amazed!
From the Cumbrian Rambler, who, in 2013 took a wrong turning and visited me. After a little checking on my 'system' [A well thumbed 2013 diary we found that Beth and Steve were in actual fact booked into the site a few miles down the road. As they drove off all I heard was Beth lamenting at how she liked the look of our site and would be back. Guess what, later that year.....
Oh yes, I remember this. Jen. With the wonderful wardrobe and a wonderful blog about Kielder. Thank you.
So, if you are wanting to get away from it all, well, we have just the ticket. We'll even turn down the sound! Here's an article courtesy of the Hexham Courant. July 30th 2015. [Ssssssh, no reading out loud.]
For the village which has been named the most remote in England, with the darkest night skies because of an almost total lack of light pollution, has now been named the quietest place in the country too.
The accolade has come from eminent professor of acoustic engineering Trevor Cox, in his new book Sonic Wonderland: A Scientific Odyssey of Sound. Prof. Cox measured factors including the distance from the nearest road or flight path to find Britain's most serene location.
Even the dentist drill shriek of the area's notorious midgies, the angry bark of roe deer during the rut and the mewing of buzzards, failed to deter the academic from crowning Kielder's sound of silence as the most profound in Britain.
In the book, he writes of Kielder: "Even the insects were too quiet - they were biting me, but not making any noise. "Zero decibels is your threshold for hearing and once you get below that there is nothing to be heard other than your own body sounds."
Not bad Mr. Courant and Trev, not bad at all.
Ah now, this piece of literary delight came via a Google search. A cosy blog this, with folds, tucks and pillows explaining just what Kielder has to offer. Read on and enjoy. Thanks Ami.
Now then, that's it for now. Keep your blogs going and by all means give me a shout if you see one or even write one yourself.
All the best.