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21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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