Category Archives: Anecdotes

The Great Moorland Conflict.

A week or two ago I took my Explorer Scouts on a walk up Win Hill and Lose Hill. A great walk if you fancy it, taking in Mam Tor as well. The hills get their name from a battle which … Continue reading

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Thankful Thoughts

I’m sitting writing this towards the end of a day marshalling a path up on kinder. Which means I tell the odd rambler not to get squashed by flying bags. It means I’ve had a lot of time to think. … Continue reading

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The vagaries of the weather.

Today I was struck by how incredible the changes of the season are. I’ve always been moved by these times, I am a spring and autumn person more than a summer or winter person. I find the inexplicable changes of … Continue reading

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Hardest job in the world?

I’ve just started my new job with Moors For The Future Partnership  as an Airlifting Assistant. I get flown up to the moors (cool) and help co-ordinate the drops (cool) –  which are bags full of conservation material, things like heather brash, … Continue reading

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Dovestone Res

Was supposed to be out with the Dovestone Rangers today but they didn’t turn up so I took myself around the reser and was treated by some lovely views. Even had a sheep dog befriend me for some of the … Continue reading

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Don’t piss in the wind.

I’m out with TCV  finishing off a gate we’ve been putting in around Derwent Res. It’s the day of one of the biggest storms in… or since records began or something like that. Which basically means it’s frikin windy. So … Continue reading

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