All posts by John Britton

Ghost trees at Debdale ?

There’s a long line of paired posts at Debdale that look as if they might have been supports for small trees – but there aren’t any!

Apart from the question of what are they for, there’s a tricky question of whether they should be mapped and if so, how ?

Boggart Hole Clough

Sadly, the cafe seems to have shut up for the winter.  More sadly, it looks like quite a few of the ash trees are suffering – photo shows a couple near the memorial statue, but there’s quite a few really big ones along the bottom road looking pretty dead.

New Maps Please !!

Today we came across a group enjoying the challenge of orienteering on 18-year-old maps !  It is just possible that this won’t provide the best introduction to local orienteering. 

Picture shows two parks for the price of one – Chesham Woods lake in the foreground, Heaton Park tower in the distance.