Wandering around Reddish Vale

Wandering around Reddish Vale Another day and it was another short drive to spend some time wandering around Reddish Vale country park. It was pretty much a case of the usual suspects when it came to the wildlife with the exception of a pond turtle/terrapin that was soaking up the sunshine on a floating platform […]

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Springing into life along the Peak Forest canal

Canal life along the Peak Forest canal I have posted pictures and words about the Peak Forest canal on many occasions, and the pictures in this blog post are from the stretch of the Peak Forest canal that is close to the basins at Bugsworth and Whaley Bridge. Our recent walk really did have a […]

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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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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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A week along the river – walking in the Tame Valley

A week along the river Another week of decent walking despite some dodgy and cold weather. I tend to take the view there is never really the wrong weather but there is sometimes the wrong gear. Despite this past week having been bitterly cold at times with biting easterly winds, a fair amount of rain, […]

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Autumn canal views

Autumn I don’t suppose there is a bad time of year to be wandering along the canal network. Although I love spring and summer it’s hard to beat autumn for the rich variety of colour that the season brings. Wandering along some of our local canals is testament to that. The pictures in the photo […]

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Cleaning and dredging the Peak Forest Canal

Fascinating activity on the canal In recent weeks I have watched with quite a keen interest, and if I’m honest a sort of childlike fascination at some very different activity on the Peak Forest canal.  The activity I have observed on my regular walks has been the cleaning and dredging of the Peak Forest canal. […]

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