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Close up to the Dark Peak
There are lots of photos of views of the Dark Peak available on the web, but it occured to me that there wasn't much that gave you a feel for what the ground under your feet actually looked like. I've attempted to giva a feel for some of the landscape ...
15-Sep-2003
10:11:35
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More Dark Peak pictures
I've been so busy over the last few months that I haven't managed to get out walking anything like as often as I would like. However over the last two weeks I have managed to get out on a couple of family walks, and a Ranger patrol as well. The weather ...
15-Sep-2003
04:52:16
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Still looking for information on the "Moors for the future" project
Despite my best efforts I have still failed to find a website for the "Moors for the future" project, however I have found a couple of interesting links on the English Nature website: Ring-fencing Bleaklow's 'desert' This explains the rationale behind ...
08-Sep-2003
12:23:56
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Shooting patrol
Every year the 12th August marks the beginning of the shooting season, which runs through to 10th December, and the landowners who own much of the moors in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park close the moors on selected days for grouse ...
06-Sep-2003
12:32:07
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Easter inferno
Back in April, over the Easter Bank Holiday, there were a series of huge fires in the Peak District National Park. The biggest was on Bleaklow, which burned out 844 hectares of internationally important moorland. The upland areas in the Dark Peak are a ...
16-Aug-2003
12:44:06
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Our throw-away society
Saturday was a miserable day, so rather than wandering the moors in the murk, myself and one of the other Rangers decided to be environmentally friendly and do a litter pick - what a mistake. We started in the truck layby on the A628 just down the ...
10-Mar-2003
10:59:40
67
Ashop activity
One of the other Rangers asked me if I knew what all the stream logging equipment was in Ashop Clough, alongside the Snake Path, and a little googling revealed the answer. Nottingham Trent University School of Land-based Studies / School of Property ...
03-Mar-2003
09:24:25
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Some Dark Peak pictures
The other Rangers I work with have been nagging me to put some more pictures on this website. All of these have been taken within 6 Km of where I live. Click on the images to see a larger version. Wain Stones, looking south towards the Kinder ...
02-Mar-2003
07:26:15
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Kids today...
James' class has 'mountains' as their class topic this term, so on Wednesday I had the pleasure of accompanying about thirty nine and ten year olds on a mini-expedition up onto the moors surrounding Glossop. I'm no athlete, but I was pretty shocked at ...
14-Feb-2003
07:57:38
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Here's Hares!
Went out on Ranger patrol today, up from Far Blacks, Grinah Stones, Bleaklow Stones, Near Bleaklow Stones then back down Near Blacks. The area at the top of the 3 Blacks (White Stones/Bleaklow Meadows) was swarming with mountain hares - I counted 25 in ...
18-Jan-2003
07:10:13