25 January 2013

A Spectacular Start to the Year

Since the Christmas break I have been out and about doing various things and along the way I've seen some sights that I think are worth sharing.

I have been looking a footpath and peat bog restoration project up at Blea Moss in Little Langdale, this is a collaboration between the National Trust, Lake District National Park, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and of course our tenant farmer John Birkett. The aim of the project is to reduce the erosion that is occurring on the footpath in that area and to help to stabilise the peat areas on Blea Moss. Blea Moss is a nationally important site for a number of  plant species, including March Club Moss, Oblong leaved Sundew and Bog Orchid. Whilst I was there I saw this amazing atmospheric view through the mist.

Juniper in the mist
We have taken delivery of a second Tramper Mobility scooter which will be available to use free of charge up at Tarn Hows, just call to book a slot 015394 41172. The Tramper was bought second hand at a very reasonable price from a user who could no longer make use of it, this was made possible with a £2,500 donation from the Daneway Trust.

The silver dream machine out in all weathers
 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.... Well it looks rather lovely, but we've had a few cases of "Rangers to the Rescue" as a few people have tried to venture up the icy road to Tarn Hows in their cars and then we've had to go and grit the road to get them out. A Rangers' day is never dull and almost always different. Here's some lovely snowy views from our base, not bad eh!

From the brew room window
Boon Crag Yard