The whitebeam is a common tree around the Barbrook Plantation, especially down towards the stream.  It is at its most impressive when showing its young pale grey leaves and also later in the year when covered in red berries.  These … Continue reading

Easter Monday

6 a.m. and the sun is already up on the Moor. Greeted by a pied wagtail who is always near the gate – Over on Ramsley Moor I can hear the first cuckoo of the year.  This bird may be … Continue reading

Barbrook Plantation

On several mornings this month – just after dawn – I have walked down to Barbrook Plantation.  This is a fascinating area for much of the year but especially now when the migrant birds are returning to breed and their … Continue reading

Mothers Day

Yet one more fine day – too good to waste and chance to give both generations of mothers an airing on Big Moor. We took the flat drive through the white gates and our first stop was the Companion Stone … Continue reading