Hugh Firman has organised a walk on the moors with Moors for the Future this Weds 13.7.16.
It has taken a bit of setting up so they are hoping for a good number of participants from those lucky enough to be able to go mid-week.July is a great time to get out on to the moors, and in this walk, led by Moors for the Future Partnership, we will look for moorland wildlife and see the effects of conservation work carried out on damaged areas of the moor. Since 2003 they have been working to protect the most degraded moorland landscape in Europe, improving and enhancing the blanket bog and moorland fringe habitats. We will look at how these improvements affect wildlife, water, peat and people. Meet at 14.00 in the Windy Hill Transmitter car park (grid reference SD 98291 14168), on the A672 near junction 22 of the M62 (border between Calderdale and Rochdale). The walk will take approximately 2 hours and cover a distance of around 3 miles. Some rough terrain, so walking boots and appropriate outdoor clothing essential.
Full details on the Calderdale Wildlife Blog. (Panel to the right of the posts.)
By the way, Hugh has chipped a bone in his elbow in a fall while out surveying, so is off work for a while.
If you need more details please email or ring Julie Swift - Julie.Swift@calderdale.gov.uk.