Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tranquil labours

The Exmoor ponies have been grazing the western end of Branton Quarry, near Powburn in Northumberland, for a few months now and already the results of their efforts are obvious.  A visit to a site nearby gave the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Hints of a Pennine Spring

  The recent snow has lingered in the north Pennines, while winter is in abeyance at lower levels the hills still have the look of tundra about them.  Despite this there are the signs of spring beginning to arrive.  Red … Continue reading

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On the Riverbank

As a rule rivers should be allowed to do their own thing, they move naturally around their flood plains and the only thing that gets in the way are humans.  We like to control rivers, make them do what we … Continue reading

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