The Wadsworth Trog on Walshaw Moor (Wuthering Moors 82)

Tomorrow, Saturday, there is a fell run over parts of Walshaw Moor organised by the Calder Valley Fell Runners and called the Wadsworth Trog. We’ve missed the chance of entering (damn!) this race of 19 miles and a height range of over 3600′. Few of the entrants will probably realise that Walshaw Moor is one…

Wuthering moors 81 – some more detail

This blog looks in a bit more detail at the volte face that Natural England has been forced to make as a result of my (our) legal challenge. A bit later today I will take a broader view of what Natural England needs to do to regain some credibility and public confidence. Although the letters…

Wuthering Moors 79 – are these some new grouse butts?

Photo: taken on 31 December 2018 I hear that there is a lot of activity on Walshaw Moor these days – and also these nights. Locals have heard that there are some more grouse butts going in to the moor. No doubt Natural England would be aware and would have consented this activity if it…

Wuthering Moors 78 – NE and Defra must act

This post is about damaging tracks, past and present, on protected moorland. I’d like to take you back in time on Walshaw Moor. This photograph was posted on this blog in Wuthering Moors 39, 13 September 2013.  I pointed out that this place was marked on the OS map as a stream but now (in…

Wuthering Moors 77 – a track going nowhere

Introduction: This post is about a track that a grouse shooting estate wants to build across their grouse moor.  The land is designated because of its nature conservation importance. I, with the help of some very clever lawyers and the financial support of many of you, have stopped this track being built once on the…