Saturday, 29 January 2011
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
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
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
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
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!