Butterbur in flower on the river bank

Over the last week I have seen several patches of Butterbur in flower, usually along river banks in the Peak District. I took these photos yesterday from the Derwent Valley Heritage Way footpath between Calver and Baslow. As with all … Continue reading Butterbur in flower on the river bank

The wonders of Lathkill Dale after heavy rain

Lathkill Dale is a very beautiful and fascinating place for many reasons.  Its geological history is outstanding.  It is home to an abundance of wild flowers.  What interested us the most however on our guided Nature Walk yesterday was the River Lathkill itself. The River Lathkill rises in different places throughout the year depening upon where the water table lies.  After prolonged periods of heavy rain, usually in the winter it flows gently out of a cave called Lathkill Head Cave which is towards the western end of the dale.  In recent years however the point where it has risen has tended to be much further to the … Continue reading The wonders of Lathkill Dale after heavy rain

Kinder Downfall – Going Up!

   This wonderful photograph was taken by one of our customers on our walk on Kinder Scout last Sunday.   Kinder Downfall is the tallest waterfall in the Peak District, with a 30-metre fall.  It lies on the River Kinder, where it flows over the edge of Kinder Scout.  Although usually little more than a trickle in summer, after heavy rain it is quite impressive.  Last Sunday there was a strong wind which funnelled up the clough and the water was blown back up as it started to descend.     We could feel the resulting cloud of spray from a long way back … Continue reading Kinder Downfall – Going Up!