Wednesday, 30 April 2008

More From The Moors

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I had no words to add to these stones
More from this strange landscape tomorrow
Thanks you for visiting

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Kinder view & Henry Moore

I want to show you some of the stones and boulders of Kinder Scout's magnificent plateau. These wind worn boulders take on the look of sculptures done by the master craftsman

Kinder Scout was the venue in in 1932 of a mass trespass when walkers from all walks of life met to protest at being able to walk the byways and paths that went over private land. Many a walker up until this time was badly beat by the keepers when caught on the land they were employed to protect.
You can read more on Kinder Mass Trespass here.

Monday, 28 April 2008

A Walk Over Kinder Scout

Join Me This Week For A Walk
I promise you great views from the comfort of your chair.

Kinder Scout is a high windswept upland gritstone plateau, most of which stands at around 600 metres above sea level. The highest point is Crowden Head, which at 631 metres is also the highest point in the Peak District. This is the largest and grandest of the great upland areas of the so-called 'Dark Peak' and it forms an imposing and fascinating area.

The Kinder plateau rises steeply from the surrounding ground and the edges are studded with rocky outcrops and crags. At the western side the Kinder River flows straight off the edge of the plateau in a spectacular waterfall, known as the Kinder Downfall.
The northern edge of the plateau is a long series of rocks and there are several crags on the southern edge too. To the east the level of the plateau gradually lowers and tapers to a narrow neck of high land at Hope Cross which connects Kinder to Win Hill. The edge of the plateau is scored by deep cloughs or river valleys. On the west side the Kinder River and William Clough lead down to Hayfield, on the north side the Ashop and Fairbrook streams and on the south side the various branches of the River Noe, Crowden Brook, Grindsbrook, Lady Booth Brook and Jaggers Clough.

Kinder is most popularly approached by walkers either from Edale village, up Grindsbrook, or via Jacob's Ladder and on to Kinder Low, or from Hayfield up William Clough and on to the north-west corner of the plateau. In general the eastern and northern parts of the plateau are less accessible and therefore less busy. A circuit of the whole plateau is a long day by any standards but a very enjoyable outing. We will be taking the Jacobs Ladder route for our walk.

Tomorrow more from the Walk on Kinder

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Walking Kinder

Walking With A Friend

Around Kinder Scout


Friday, 25 April 2008

Galloway Cattle Old Glossop

The Galloway is one of the oldest and purest of our native cattle breeds. They are famed for their hardiness and can live off the poorest of land. The Galloway female is the ideal suckler cow, and will produce an excellent beefy calf, which produces the highest quality natural grown beef.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Sky Watch

I dedicate this weeks Sky Watch to a lady who's name I never knew, but you would great me like a friend when I walked by her door. Now sadly passed away. She was a true Sky Watcher from her own fireside seat.

This is the view from her empty and deserted cottage last week... the plants still hang in the windows and the ash of the last fire is still in the grate. The lady who lived here many years and who always offered me and Defor a drink as now pasted away. What will become of this wooded home I don't know but the lady will be sadly missed by those out walking this hill. She was such a trusting, kind person with a smile from ear to ear and always a tale to tell. Her garden a refuge for all kinds of wildlife, I will miss her smile, and the smell of the fire in the distance, I will miss the time spent with her and the sharing of stories over a pot of strong tea.

Mixed Macro's

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Arched Window

Woodend Lane

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Tunnel Vision

Defor Dark

Monday, 21 April 2008

Sunday, 20 April 2008


We have plenty of surface water about still, this bottom picture shows a local field that is soaked. That much water as fallen around here it as nowhere to go, it is only a foot or so deep and will slowly disappear but for now it makes a good place to spot ducks.

Saturday, 19 April 2008


With all the rain we get it is of little wonder that mosses and lichen grows abundantly around here. I see stuff like this on all my walks, I always have. Now that I have a camera this growths have become of great interest. I still do not know all there names... but for this post I show them for their looks only. Strange but beautiful I think.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Sky Watch Weather

England is known for it's rainfall, and the North-West more so. Well this is what it is like.. The day was bright and sunny, the sun was warm on my back. The dark clouds formed and the heavens opened. The wet roof top reflects the light so well at times like these and can make being caught in an April shower well worth getting wet for.

Thank you all who visit.


Thursday, 17 April 2008

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Slish Splash 3

No.. it's not a gator... but it sure looks like one