Birds – Our feathered friends

Nature at it’s best I wrote here recently about the birds that I see on my walks along the River Tame and the Peak Forest Canal.  As the seasons have changed and the leaves on the trees have fallen, the birds have become easier to spot and the robins, in particular, are happy to pose […]

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Wildlife in Etherow Country Park

Etherow Country Park I wrote here a while ago about Etherow Country Park.  It’s close to where we live and it’s always good for a walk.  I recently bought a new lens for my Canon M50 camera and went there with my husband to try it out.  There were lots of birds about, mostly robins […]

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Horses – the most noble of creatures

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved horses.  As a child I would have loved to own one, but for many reasons it was never to be.  As my interest in photography has grown over the past few months I have really enjoyed taking pictures of the horses in a local field.  You […]

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The Ashton Canal – An urban view

About the Canal The Ashton Canal was built in 1792 to supply coal from Oldham and Ashton-under-Lyne to Manchester.   If you were to walk from where the canal begins at Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne to where it ends at the Ducie Street Junction in Manchester you would have walked around six miles. It links to three […]

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Fishy business

Doing what herons do I posted here about the herons that I often see on my walks along the Peak Forest canal.  There are two or three regulars and they can be seen flying along the canal, standing observing, or, as you can see in the pics below, fishing. A busy few weeks Although I […]

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All about the birds

Simple pleasures – birdwatching On my many walks along the river and canal paths the wildlife that has given me the most pleasure, and been the cause of much frustration, are the birds. It takes patience and persistence Spotting the birds and being able to capture that perfect picture are two very different things.  I’ve […]

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A walk around Etherow Country Park

Where is Etherow Country Park? Etherow Country Park is located in the village of Compstall.  Compstall itself is between Marple and Romiley in Stockport, Greater Manchester.  It was establised in the 1820’s as part of the Andrews estate and incorporated a mine, a cotton mill and lake. The Park covers 200 acres and lies at […]

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Grey squirrels – love them or loathe them

A welcome sight There are many things I enjoy seeing on my daily walks but one of my favourite sights is the grey squirrel.  I often see one or two perched on a wall or a tree branch, eating food that has been left out for them. Not everyones cup of tea Whilst the squirrels […]

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Flying herons – photographed on the Peak Forest canal

Peak Forest canal walk Another day and another walk along the Peak Forest canal.  The canal is 14.8 miles long and runs from Portland Basin in Ashton-under-Lyne to Bugsworth Basin in  Buxworth, Whaley Bridge in the High Peak. Flying Herons on the Peak Forest canal A constant visitor to the canal is the grey heron.   […]

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Don’t wait for the sunshine

There’s no wrong weather for walking –  only wrong clothing My husband has always said that there is no wrong weather for walking, only wrong clothing.  Before I go for my walks I have a quick check out of the window and a look at the weather forecast and then I decide what I’ll wear.  […]

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