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A busy day on the moors
I got a phone call from Fiona yesterday asking me if I'd help with some research work being done on Black Hill by the University of Manchester on behalf of Moors For The Future (MFTF). Beth is doing the research and she's using a spectrometer to measure ...
22-May-2010
22:38:00
2
Wrecks walk
On Thursday last week I got a phone call from John Owen, one of the other rangers, asking me if I'd like to help out on a guided walk. I'd agreed before he told me that I'd just let myself in for, a 24km trog round seven of the aircraft wrecks that ...
25-Apr-2006
08:56:28
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
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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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
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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
17
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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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