Towards the end of last year there was much activity on the Moor with heather being cut in various places. Here are a couple of pictures taken last October showing the bags of heather being collected up near the Hurkling Stone:
The heather was collected and taken up onto Kinder Scout to protect the bare peat and hopefully re-seed the areas ravaged by pollution and weather.
Crossing the Snake Pass this week I saw the helicopter taking the bags of heather from near the Snake Inn up onto the Plateau.
The helicopter is just visible as it returns for another load. Sadly I could not get a picture of the outward journey as the helicopter kept low to the ground within the valley. It will be interesting to see if the treatment works. I have spent many happy hours on Kinder and it has been severely stripped of its vegetation over recent decades.
Here are a few Kinder pictures to give a flavour of the area:
We may think the weather gets a bit rough on Big Moor but Kinder is around 800 feet higher and is not only colder but more exposed.