Tag: Living Uplands

Going underground

Day two of a weekend study on the fascinating underword of the “Hypogenic Caves of the North Pennines UNESCO Global Geopark” brought a team from the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) and The North Pennines UNESCO Global Geopark (NPUGG)  to the Fairy Hole cave system of Upper Weardale. The group spent a number of hours… Read more »

What’s beneath the surface?

Our minds are conditioned by what we see of the landscape around us. Beneath the surface is geology that conditions the world above. At the end of June 2019 the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) and The North Pennines UNESCO Global Geopark (NPUGG) will meet at Nenthead, near the watershed between the Tyne and Wear rivers,… Read more »

Summer is on its way.

Through the spring we had a MammalCam in the woods. Where the hare, badger and squirrel rummaged around at night. When Spring arrived a feeder was placed close to the farm, and birds arrived quickly. First Grouse. Pheasant too. And with Summer on the way, the Black Grouse are back on the lek, from before… Read more »

Spring is coming

It is still very cold on the moor, and wet. Since last October there has been a Mammal Cam placed in pastures, part of a Durham Wildlife Trustproject. You can see more on the Durham Wildlife Trust website here. In the Autumn there were lots of visitors to the pastures, at all times of the… Read more »