Tag Archives: Peak District

The Fog of Work.

I’m going to write a post that I’ve been meaning to write for a while, and it starts with an apology. An apology for the fact that my last post was all the way back in April, and an excuse … Continue reading

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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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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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January Small Stones #4

Here’s the last couple of Small Stones for January: 29/1/14 Comforting deep blue eyes to sink into. Shielding from efficient logic and clear indifference.  30/1/14 Dread is delivered to me in white parcels of joy. 

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How to build a Bug Hotel.

I recently organised a project for TCV building a Bug Hotel in some Spruce and Birch woodland we are thinning near Slippery Stones. Bug Hotels are a great way to use natural resources to increase the biodiversity in an area, and don’t … 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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