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Me and Andy Warhol
Well, it looks like I'm going to get my Andy Warhol moment - except in my case it's going to be four minutes instead of fifteen. My video diary is going to air on Countryfile on BBC 1 next Sunday. 11:30am, and I'm the top story on glossop.com who call ...
22-Feb-2005
12:05:14
22
Filming finished
Well I've finally finished the filming for my video diary for the BBC Countryfile programme, and the courier came today to take the camera and tapes down to BBC Birmingham. After two failed attempts (due to the weather) I finally got some footage of the ...
10-Feb-2005
08:16:11
23
Human donkey
As I posted earlier, I'm doing a video diary for BBC Countryfile, and as I've also posted the Moors For The Future project is also airlifting several thousand bags of heather onto Bleaklow as part of the effort to repair the damage to the peat, so it ...
06-Feb-2005
10:57:18
24
Me on the telly
About 18 months ago I got in touch with the BBC Countryfile programme with the aim of doing a video diary on the mountain hares on Bleaklow. As I hadn't heard back from them I assumed that nothing would come of it, but late last year they got in touch ...
04-Feb-2005
05:48:19
25
A walk and a new desktop background
I was supposed to be helping with the helicopter lift of heather brash onto Bleaklow again today, but because of high winds it was scrubbed. As I'd already booked the day off from work, I decided I'd go for a walk anyway. I walked up to Glossop Low, up ...
12-Jan-2005
06:49:50
26
An unhappy ending
As I noted in my last but one post a walker disappeared on Bleaklow on Tuesday, and there has been a huge effort to find him by the Peak District Mountain Rescue folks. They were back out yesterday, and unfortunately located a body which turned out to ...
09-Jan-2005
11:00:30
27
Helicopter in the hills
The Moors For The Future project are back on the job again, spreading cut heather on Bleaklow as part of the attempt to re-vegetate the eroded peat. I helped out with loading the lift bags last year, and this year I'm getting to help with the second ...
07-Jan-2005
10:45:49
28
Snow, Hare
A couple of weeks ago we had the first snow of the year - according to some pundits we are in for a cold winter this year. I was out on patrol that weekend, trying to finish my survey of the Bleaklow fence. Unfortunately the snow made it such slow ...
05-Dec-2004
04:31:01
29
The Peak District from space
One of my neighbours, Tim, is a lecturer at the University of Manchester and is doing research on Bleaklow as part of the Moors for the Future project. I chatted to him at length about the work that's being done at Mark's birthday party back in ...
09-Nov-2004
08:07:34
30
One problem solved, another remains
Well, my third eTrex arrived today, a nice new one and so far it seems fine - despite the abysmal weather I took a stroll to try it out. I'm still puzzling over exactly where the Bleaklow fence line goes between Shining Clough and Woodhead, so I parked ...
22-Oct-2004
11:38:50
31
A new toy - Garmin eTrex Summit
My latest toy arrived yesterday - a Garmin eTrex Summit GPS. I already have a Garmin 12XL, and although it's an excellent GPS it is a little bulky, and it eats batteries four at a time. As my birthday is coming up, I decided to treat myself to a newer ...
14-Oct-2004
11:33:17
32
The Countryside Rights Of Way Act isn't just about footpaths
I noticed this interesting item on the BBC news website. Seemingly the number of egg thefts from bird's nests is at an all-time low, and as the report says: There is no doubt that the sharp decrease in the number of nest robberies is because seven egg ...
12-Oct-2004
11:30:10
33
Labrador Tea
Yesterday I set about the second leg of the Bleaklow fence mapping. Bob and I drove to Crowden Station car park, then drove back to Torside visitor centre and left the other car there. There was a Endurance GB horse ride taking place, so the car park ...
10-Oct-2004
07:55:36
34
Moors for the Future and CROW updates
The CROW (Countryside Rights Of Way) Act came into force in the Peak District on September 19th, the picture to the left is the new sign that you'll see on gates and stiles to show you where access land starts. There's a wealth of information available ...
04-Oct-2004
01:36:37
35
Following the fence
As part of the measures undertaken by the Moors for the Future project, English Nature have erected a fence around the most severely eroded part of the Bleaklow area. One of the jobs that Fiona, the full-time ranger has been asking for us to do it to ...
03-Oct-2004
09:46:39
36
Vandalism, repaired
I've dumped my photo album onto my laptop, and today, whilst I was waiting in the garage for my car to be fixed, I started to sort them out - the problem with digital cameras is that it's far easier to take photos than it is to keep track of them! I've ...
21-Sep-2004
11:57:50
37
Wildlife roundup
August was a busy month, and September wasn't much quieter, so I've been neglecting my blog - naughty me. I've had the following wildlife photos floating around for a while, and I've finally got round to posting them. I spotted this humongous ...
08-Sep-2004
11:22:06
38
Three hot days and a thunderstorm
There's an old joke that says that summer in Britain consists of 'three hot days and a thunderstorm', which is exactly what has been happening with the weather over the last week, as a results of us being slapped around by the tail end of Hurricane Alex ...
12-Aug-2004
02:45:37
39
A Victorian temple
The weather on Friday evening was gorgeous, so after tea James and I went for a wander along Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs in the Longdendale valley. This valley used to be known as the Cheshire Panhandle - a thin ribbon of land that joined ...
29-Jun-2004
08:21:00
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And now we return to our scheduled programming...
After wittering on about work and/or IT related stuff for the last few posts, I thought I'd better put something up about the Peak District, lest my enormous regular readership decided to go elsewhere, so here you are :-) A couple of weeks ago Gary, ...
06-Jun-2004
12:20:30