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The Long Game

The picture above was taken from the old road to Wester Bracco. On the left is Alice Hill, on the right the Moffat Hills. This may not be the greatest of landscapes, it’s certainly not wild and untouched by man. 327 more words


Limekiln Quarry

Above Limekiln Wood is the remains of the former Yard and Lorry Park for the Quarry Opposite.

Track up alongside the main spoil heap

Gradually reverting to scrubby woodland with Pioneer species such as Silver Birch and Hazel. 44 more words


Hopwas Woods - Ancient Woodland Under Threat

There are many misunderstandings around the phrase “ancient woodland”. But it is really quite simple: ancient woodland is a piece of land that has been wooded since 1600. 1,233 more words



Porthgain is a small, attractive harbour on the St David’s Peninsula in Pembrokeshire.  Used mostly by local fishermen, it is popular with both holiday makers and boaters during the summer months. 47 more words

First quarry your stone ....

Until recently, if you wanted to build in Dinas, you dug the stone out of the hill-side first. The first Baptist chapel in Dinas was built at the end of the eighteenth century. 255 more words

Dinas Cross

2nd grade: Dinosaur Bone Extracting

One of my group of 2nd graders has been learning about dinosaurs and the process paleontologists go through in locating and extracting dinosaur bones.  As I’ve learned with this group, their questions and curiosity often lead us in… 461 more words

2nd Grade