Friday 30 December 2011

Robin Hoods Bay

An afternoon walk around Robin Hoods Bay.

Ravenscar from Robin Hoods Bay

A cold wind and glowering skies kept us moving. Not weather for fossil hunting or stopping to admire the views very much. 

Robin Hoods Bay

We called into the Fossil Museum and the National Trust Old Coastguard Station Museum; had a slide about on the wave cut platforms; had an explore around the wonderful windy old streets and passages

Robin Hoods Bay, looking towards Ravenscar

and just made it back to the car five minutes before the heavens opened.

Thursday 29 December 2011

Good News - Independent Forestry Panel - Progress Report

The Independent Forestry Panel, set up by the Government to look into the future of the Nations forests, hasn't managed to grab any headlines recently, with everything else that has been going on.

Wykeham Forest

But here are a couple of links to information about the very positive interim report.


It's been a damp and mild sort of a month, a bit windy at times, a few frosts and chilly weather mid month, but mostly just damp and mild.
Wykeham Forest (SE940878)

Its been really great to be able to get out and about in the woods in daylight hours during the Christmas break.

Wykeham Forest in December?

Wykeham Forest (SE937878) - December?

Hal and Rafe in Tumulus (SE940878) - Wykeham Forest
Tumulus (SE940878) - Wykeham Forest

Common puffball in December - Wykeham Forest

Dogs on a rock - Charcoal Burners Track,
Wykeham Forest (SE939877)

Young larch trees in Harlands Nursery
Wykeham Forest (SE934878)

Halleykeld bridleway, Wykeham Forest (SE937870)

Pheasants finding sanctuary
North Moor, Wykeham Forest

Hal - Elven Wood,
Wykeham Forest (SE945863)

Total snowfall in Wykeham Forest
December 2011 (SE942870)

Getting a touch damp underfoot
Charcoal Burners Track, Wykeham Forest (SE937887)

Dogs on a rock - again - Wykeham Forest (SE841869)

Vale of Pickering and Yorkshire Wolds from Wykeham Forest (SE951863) on Christmas Day in the morning, 2011

Happy New Year.

Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor

Setting off from Glen Feshie - it was chilly - before the sun had a chance to peep over the hills...  Off we go! Jim - Setting off near Auch...