Saturday, 29 January 2011

6 Caches to Find...

A group of teenagers from Oldham came out for a geo-caching walk this weekend. We did just over 6km going around Redbrook and Pule. We had 6 caches to find...and we found all 6! Success!

When we left the car park there was a bitter wind and everyone was rather cold. But as we carried on the wind died down and some warmth from the sun got through. It was a lovely few hours out walking with some good enthusiastic people!

Friday, 28 January 2011

Tree Guard Removal near Eastergate

Last Saturday, the Kirklees Youth Offenders were out on the moors once again. The task for this session was to help with the removal of more of the tree guards in one of the cloughs near Eastergate.

We got a good lot out and had some sizeable piles by the end of the day. Just a shame that it was cloudy rather than the clear blue skies that we had for the rest of that week.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Hunting out some Geo-caches

On a glorious sunny day last week Alyssa and Alison went out for a spot of geo-caching. We weren't just out for a nice day (although it did seem like that!) but were doing a pre-walk and putting information out about the estate is some of the boxes we found.

Our walk took us up to Swellands and Black Moss first of all, then back down to Mount Road and all over the sides of Pule Hill, we had a quick look through Pule Arch, and then carried on across to the Engine House before finally ending back at Brun Clough car park.

Despite the sun, there were still quite a few icy patches and some very amazing icicles and some generally interesting looking bits of icy grass.

As we came down towards the engine house, we came across some of the flagstones that have been delivered that will soon be flown out to site. These will be making a path running up Theives Clough. So watch out for this! The airlift is likely to be next week, and the path will be underway in March (if not earlier). That will make that path a lot better for walking!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Removing the Tree Guards

Tuesday's work party this week was out collecting some more of the tree guards from the moors. We were out in a clough near Eastergate bagging up the tree guards that had been taken down, ready to be collected by the ATV at a later date.

It was a rather pleasant task, working where it was sheltered from the wind, no rain (just for a change) and next to a babbling brook. Despite getting a good lot of work done, there are still plenty more tree guards to bag up and collect!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Removing Tree Guards in the Cloughs

The volunteer work parties this week were out removing tree guards from trees in the cloughs around Redbrook. The group was hard at work all day on Monday despite the wind and rain.

On Tuesday the weather was much better with some lovely blue skies at intervals. However, being in the cloughs meant that much of this better weather was missed. What a shame!

The ATV went across the moor on Tuesday to pick up all the tree guards that had been removed. Two good days of work. Hurrah!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Hunting Quad bike Tracks

Some of the volunteer survey team were out today hunting out tracks made by illegal quad bikers some time ago. Some tracks were made on Close Moss around Short Grain House a while ago. The survey team were out to monitor how well they were recovering and becoming vegetated again.

Unfortunately, there was much more snow up on the moors than had been anticipated, so we couldn't get as much of an idea of how the tracks were recovering. In this picture, the tracks can be seen covered in snow.

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