Welsh Harlequin ducks – an unexpected siting (updated post)

An unexpected sighting Talk about everyday being a school day … we were pleasantly surprised the a few weeks back whilst out walking along a stretch of one of our local canals, (the Macclesfield Canal near High Lane Stockport)  when we spotted a number of ducks that were new to us.  It turned out they […]

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The beautiful mandarin duck – picture post

The beautiful mandarin duck There is no doubt about it, the male mandarin duck has some of the most colourful and distinctive looks of any bird you might see on the canals, rivers, lakes and ponds. It’s beautiful, unmistakable and made the title of this blog post almost write itself – The beautiful mandarin duck […]

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The majestic white swan – picture post

One of the most majestic of birds There are probably few people who would disagree that the swan really is a majestic looking bird. And there must be few who wouldn’t be think that it’s good news that the swan population in the UK has increased in recent years, an increase due in part to […]

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Walking on the Longdendale Trail

Walking on the Longdendale Trail The Longdendale Trail is located in the Peak District and within easy access of Glossop and Hadfield. For the most part the trail is flat and easily accessible. The views are superb and it’s a route that is well worth doing if you havent been that way before. I’m not […]

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Bitterly cold walking over Hobson Moor

Walking on the moor We took a walk yesterday in a location that we hadn’t been to before – it was Hobson Moor (Tameside) and which can be found on the Ordinance Explorer Map (OL1 Peak District). The actual location for our walk was only a short drive from home of about 15 minutes or […]

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Picture post – visit to Reddish Vale Country Park

Picture Post I have made plenty of posts on here that have featured our visits to the Reddish Vale Country Park. Rather than write even more words about the location, this is simply a picture post and as such is a small collection of pictures from our most recent visit – hence the name Picture […]

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Visiting Daisy Nook Country Park – in the Medlock Valley

Visit to Daisy Nook Country Park We had a really decent visit this week to Daisy Nook Country Park which is set in the Medlock Valley. It’s one of those locations  that despite it only being a few miles away from where we live it has never really been on list of places to go […]

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More early spring wandering along the River Tame

More early spring wandering along the River Tame A post of few words.  This blog post is another ‘picture post’ and includes a couple of sets of photographs from recent walks along the Tame Valley. Perhaps of interest in this post are the pictures of parakeets – an increasingly common sight in the UK. There […]

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Back at Reddish Vale Country Park – picture post

Back at Reddish Vale Country Park It is as the title says  ‘back at Reddish Vale Country Park’. As I have recently posted about a couple of visits to Reddish Vale Country Park, this blog post is just a ‘picture post’.  You can check out my most recent Reddish Vale post at this link and […]

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