Tag: Jon Tait
The Battle of Heavenfield was a fierce fight between a Northumbrian army, led by Oswald of Bernicia and a Welsh army under Cadwallon ap Cadfan of Gwynedd. It was fought in 633 or 634, and resulted in a decisive Northumbrian victory. Writer and historian Jon Tait tells the story of what some belive is Northumberland’s Alamo!
The Northumberland battlefield site of Halidon Hill near Berwick can create an unsettling atmosphere, especially when the sky is overcast with steel grey clouds. Historian and writer Jon Tait took a trip there recently and describes the site and the chilling atmosphere in that lonely place.
Writer and history fan Jon Tait explores the connections between this year’s winter solstice and its connection with Mayan legends. He looks at Northumberland’s mysterious Cup and Ring marks and their potential meanings, and how you can best enjoy the solstice under Northumberland’s magnificent Dark Skies!
Writer Jon Tait wanted to be just like Jack Kerouac when he was young. He is achieving his own success by writing the recently published Northumberland: 40 Coastal and Country Walks, and has published poetry too. Jon lives near Carlisle but has Northumberland in his bones and makes lots of trips to the county. Discover his loves and favourite places.
A new family-friendly kids book is being published this month, covering easy walks in Northumberland. The book is entitled Northumberland: 40 Coast and Country Walks and is by Jon Tait of Rothbury. It contains route text and maps, but also history and information, so it’s a really nteresting read in itself.