Friends are eclectic
Aug12

Friends are eclectic

As many of you reading this will know, we’ve had a couple of pollution incidents on our rivers in New Mills this year: a cracked mains sewage pipe on the River Sett in February, and an ongoing industrial pollution incident that worsened to the extent that the river was full of sewage fungus all downstream towards Strines. The river Goyt at it’s best – such a great asset to New Mills This is on top of the general decline in...

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The diving Goosander – flora and fauna
Jun26

The diving Goosander – flora and fauna

An exciting yet reasonably regukar visitor to New Mills the Goosander is a medium-sized duck and a member of a group called the ‘sawbills’ because of their long, narrow bills with saw-like ‘teeth’ which are excellent for gripping fish, especially the brown trout found in the River Goyt. This long sleek, streamlined bird, is perfectly shaped for swimming after fish. Goosanders are gregarious birds, forming...

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300 days a year…. and more
Jan28

300 days a year…. and more

Nadine Muller free soloing at the start of Hallelujah I, like most climbers this time of year, have every weather app that I can find on my phone. Every evening I nervously check my phone for hourly updates on the recent weather patterns, looking for that golden window, those few hours when a wind blows, the rain stops and the sun comes out. But, this morning, as I look out of the window, the weather has been cold, wet and only last...

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