Heron watching along the Peak Forest Canal

Heron watching There are in excess of 60 different recognized species of heron. Sometimes they are known as egrets or bitterns, but this is mainly because they are either mainly white of their plumes are more decorative.  Wandering along our local stretch of the  Peak Forest canal can be ideal for watching the herons and […]

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Macclesfield Canal walk

New places to walk. We recently walked along a stretch of the Macclesfield canal in Stockport. The stretch that we walked on is only about 25 minutes away by car from where we live, but despite its proximity its a stretch of canal that is unfamiliar to us. Our walk along the Macclesfield canal started […]

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Peak Forest Canal walking

Catching up. I’m just catching up with some blog posts that I had intended to post in the last week or two. Being busy with one or two other things has meant that it’s only now Im getting round to it. Seasonal changes. One of the benefits of taking a regular walk along familiar routes […]

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wandering around in august …

More wandering around walking along the river and canal and a few more general pictures.         You can see other recent posts at these links: Sometimes it’s all about the squirrel A polecat, a ferret and Rodneys car Reddish Vale Country Park Broadbottom viaduct and the Pennine Trail; Swineshaw Reservoir; Peak Forest […]

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wandering around in june …

A collection of photographs taken in June – canal walks, river walks and reservoirs. There really is such a lot of wildlife and colour and although it’s all pretty ordinary and everyday type scenes, it’s not difficult to find pleasure and beauty in what so often is so close to home.

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