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Wild Britain in Bloom
In a vain attempt to prevent my already degenerate carcass from degenerating still further, I've once again taken to trotting around Mossy Lea, a pretty little valley just round the corner from the house. It's not that far - about 4k, but with a ...
06-Jun-2004
08:32:43
42
Kernel engineers in the great outdoors.
Last Wednesday Gary and myself went for a walk to see the aircraft wreck at Higher Shelf Stones - he'd seen the earlier writeup on my blog and wanted to go and see it. The weather was a bit iffy - visibility down to 20m once we got up to the top of ...
05-May-2004
11:26:31
43
Getting black in The Blacks
In the interests of reducing the usefulness of the Internet even further I offer up the details of part of my Easter weekend. I promise to include at least one reference to chocolate, plenty of information about where I was, and absolutely nothing about ...
11-Apr-2004
09:08:28
44
Wildlife bonanza
I managed to haul myself out of the house yesterday, and after checking in at the briefing centre I drove up Longdendale, parked at the Blacks and headed up just to the east of Far Black Clough. Much to my surprise I saw a pair of Lapwings on the moor - ...
28-Mar-2004
10:26:40
45
Sliddens wreck walk
I've been busy the last couple of weeks, and as a result I've been a bit remiss about posting stuff to my blog - as Bob reminded me yesterday - so I'm making up for it today. A couple of weeks ago I helped out on one of the guided walks arranged by the ...
28-Mar-2004
09:10:33
46
Congestion charging for the upper Derwent valley
According to this report from the BBC, the scheme to introduce congestion charging for the upper Derwent valley is back on. This was supposed to happen a while ago, but for some reason the landowner (Severn Trent Water) pulled out. The road up the ...
24-Feb-2004
12:07:27
47
Fire training day
On Tuesday the Peak District National Park held a fire training day at Barbrook Reservoir. This was mainly intended for the full-time Rangers who tend to deal with most of the fires, although there were a couple of part-time staff there as well, ...
20-Feb-2004
11:02:00
48
It's Hare again
For a bit of a change I decided that for today's patrol I'd park up at Snake Summit and walk down Lady Clough to where it joins Ashop Clough, walk up the Snake Path to Ashop Head the back along the Pennine Way to Snake summit - a nice leisurely walk. ...
14-Feb-2004
08:48:23
49
Wet...
Went out on patrol today, and apart from several groups from Derby Mountain Rescue Team who were out on exercise I saw virtually nobody. Visibility was pretty poor for most of the day, and boy did it rain, and boy did the wind blow. The picture above ...
31-Jan-2004
08:07:23
50
CROW act appeals, heather on the move
More ranger-type stuff - I've mentioned the Countryside Rights of Way (CROW) Act elsewhere on this site, and as part of the implementation of the act, landowners can appeal against the inclusion of their land in the new access areas. A database of the ...
24-Jan-2004
09:49:06
51
A cave and some good pub grub
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Graham and Shirley, were up over the weekend for a pre-christmas visit and general family gossip, and yesterday we went to Castleton to go down the Blue John cavern. Blue John is a semiprecious form of fluorspar ...
14-Dec-2003
06:22:34
52
Hauling heather
As part of the Moors for the Future project, large amounts of cut heather is going to be spread on the burnt, eroded and degraded areas of peat on Bleaklow. The heather contains lots of seed which will hopefully germinate and recolonise the bare peat ...
08-Dec-2003
11:06:31
53
Windy wrecks walk
As I said in my last entry, there was an article in The Times newspaper about the aircraft wrecks walk on Bleaklow, and as a result we had a larger than usual turnout so we split into two groups, with myself, Jean and Rachel taking the second group of 10 ...
06-Dec-2003
06:01:10
54
Aircraft wrecks walk
Peter Moulds, one of my friends in the Ranger Service posted the contents of an article entitled Walk of tribute to lives lost on a wing and a prayer from the 1st November edition of The Times as a comment on one of my other Peak District entries. The ...
02-Dec-2003
01:06:44
55
Bilberry sunset
The car is in the garage at the moment, so this afternoon we all squeezed ourselves into the Peugot 106 courtesy car the garage had lent us and struggled our way over Holme Moss to Digley and Bilberry reservoirs for a quick walk. As we got to ...
23-Nov-2003
11:04:33
56
Moors for the Future website is up...
The Moors for the Future website has finally appeared. There isn't much there at the moment, and according to Cas Worman who is working on the site, The website is in process of being written at the moment. For now, it's only going to be a 'who we ...
22-Oct-2003
02:23:15
57
Nature's Henry Moore
I was out on patrol today with John, a trainee Ranger, and our route took us to Barrow Stones, somewhere I haven't been for a while. John was quite taken with the weathered gritstone rocks at both Grinah Stones and Barrow Stones, and commented that ...
18-Oct-2003
07:21:53
58
Life gradually returns to Bleaklow
As I mentioned in one of my earlier entries, much of Bleaklow was devastated by a huge fire over Easter. Thankfully signs of life are beginning to return, with the first signs being the regrowth of Crowberry and Cotton Grass, along with tiny Heather ...
30-Sep-2003
10:10:23
59
UFO lands on Bleaklow...
The Bleaklow plateau has a history of sightings of strange lights and even UFOs - however, this isn't one :-) I for one think over-active imaginations are far more likely to be the cause than little green men. I stumbled across this last week, and ...
30-Sep-2003
09:55:10
60
Going batty
At dusk we took the kids out for a short walk up Shire Hill near the house to watch the bats. We have been seeing them nearly every evening over the last few weeks from the kitchen window as they hunt for insects across the garden, but standing under ...
17-Sep-2003
11:01:43