Flora and fauna – Devils and other stories
Sep25

Flora and fauna – Devils and other stories

Checking out the field this evening I’ve just discovered this lovely patch of Devilsbit Scabious. A magnet for bees and butterflies it’s less common than its bruiser of a cousin the Field Scabious which you may have seen lining the roadsides of the Peak District in midsummer. Devilsbit (weird name eh) prefers damp spots and is a later flowered too; its more delicate, strappy leaves don’t have the deep...

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New Mills Walkers are Welcome
Aug24

New Mills Walkers are Welcome

Here is an update of events over the next few weeks: Saturday 27 August : Walk to Marple Bridge via Linnet Clough, train back from Marple Bridge. Meet at New Mills Heritage Centre at 10.30 am. Stout footwear recommended as Linnet Clough is a bit rocky Sunday 28 August : Bat Walk Meet at the Heritage Centre at 6.30 pm Short talk and video followed by a short walk Thursday 1 September : Goytside Meadows Meet at the Heritage Centre at...

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Videos
Jul21

Videos

Over the coming weeks we will be publishing a series of videos of New Mills showing the town in its different aspects. The first one shows the great outdoors and is produced by Sonder Pictures of New Mills  ...

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Flora and fauna – Boss Hog
Jun28

Flora and fauna – Boss Hog

Boss Hog I was driving down Dolly Lane earlier today and was so taken by the cow parsley on the verges that I decided to write a bit about that family of plants, the Umbellifers (think umbrella). It’s a large group of plants all with these lovely creamy white (occasionally yellow) umbels of flowers which are a real draw for insects. I’ve labelled these. As a youngster in Stockport (when it were all fields…) we used to dig up pignuts...

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Bat Man !
Jun23

Bat Man !

On the 28th August we have the South Lancashire Bat Group visiting (of Countryfile fame) to first of all do a video/talk about bats followed by a walk into The Torrs to go bat spotting. We are expecting the event to be very busy and may have to do two ‘sittings’ so please let us know via Facebook if you intend to attend – see link below 28th August – 6:30pm at New Mills Heritage and Information Centre (behind...

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New Mills Millennium Walkway now reopened
May06

New Mills Millennium Walkway now reopened

Following a month long refurbishment by Derbyshire County Council the Millennium Walkway is now reopen just in time for a beautiful sunny weekend. Visit New Mills Heritage and Information centre for details of local walks that include the...

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