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Clapham Village, Yorkshire Dales.

Clapham without doubt is one of the loveliest of dales villages. Clapham beck which is crossed by a number of old stone bridges runs through the centre, with many of the old surrounding stone houses dating back to the 18th century. 190 more words

Yorkshire Dales

Parrot's Drumble recce...

A wet overcast day and I went with Jenny Harper to make an assessment visit to the site of the next PCNS Photowalk, Parrot’s Drumble, which amazingly I have never visited and yet only a ten-minute drive away from home. 196 more words


Mystery in the woods

“Presently, the track came out into a clearing at a patch of flat ground. In the middle of the clearing was a big circle of black burnt earth. 1,004 more words

The Woods

National Planning Policy Framework VS Ancient Trees

The continuing push for improved protection for ancient woodland seems to be starting to bear fruit. Campaigns to highlight the importance of how reforms to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)could have huge and long lasting effects on how our ancient woodlands and trees are protected appear to have been noticed. 383 more words


April - The Time to Experience Fairy Thimbles

Ancient woodland treasures

Bees, butterflies and other insects feed on the nectar of the ancient Bluebell. These wonderful  purple flowers provide an excellent source of nectar. 183 more words

Wildlife Photography

Standing Up For Ancient Trees

As a Druid and a hiker, trees are a subject close to my heart.  Quite apart from all the amazing ecosystem services they quietly get on with, like making oxygen, sequestering carbon, doing splendid things with rainfall and preventing topsoil loss, I can literally feel my stress levels reduce as I hike through woodland and soak up that benign, green filtered atmosphere.  539 more words

Seeing the trees as well as the wood

There’s good news and frustrating news on the tree protection front as I write this. After years of pressure and campaigning, the government is finally, finally (we hope) going to improve protection for ancient woodland in the National Planning Policy Framework. 275 more words