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Cave, Guardian - the woodland eye, and River
Braving the elements to open the installation
Gordon MacLellan telling the tale of Grinlow
Peter Philipson BCA director chats to the Vice Chair of DCC
Alison Bowry of High Peak Community Arts introduces the project
Braving the elements
Gathering in the School Room
Some photographs from the afternoon.
The rain held off just long enough to enable thirty members Buxton Civic Association to undertake a guided talk and walk in Grin woods to learn how to recognise the different trees that grow there.
Under the very able guidance of Angela Wills and Mike Monaghan, the afternoon started off with a talk about the history of the woods explaining that they were planted in the late eighteenth century to hide the scars from the limestone extraction and lime burning that had gone on on Grinlow for many years.
Initially planted with Beech, there were now some 21 species of trees that could be found in the woods, and Mike and Angela provided examples of the leaves, bark and fruit of many of them to help with their identification.
During a break in the weather Angela and Mike then led a guided walk through the woods and members were able to see how many of the trees they could identify.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative afternoon and everyone is looking forward to the next guided walk on 20th July which will be about the wild flowers of the glades in Grin woods.
The cafe at Poole's Cavern is dog friendly, so there is no need to leave them tied up outside or lock them in the car after your walk in the woods. Bring them into the cafe while you can enjoy a hot drink and some cake. We will even give them a treat. Send in your pictures of your dog enjoying the cafe and we will add it to our gallery.
Photographs of some of our recent canine visitors to the Cafe.
These pictures show repairs to paths in Corbar Woods, and damaged trees that need our attention. Repairs to the infrastructure of the woodlands such as paths, fences, dry stone walls and stiles are a major part of our yearly expenditure.
We don't "clear up" all damaged or fallen trees some we leave standing for the local wildlife, if you look carefully you can see woodpecker nests on one of the pictures. Stone for the repair of the paths is often donated by local quarries.
Solomon's Temple is a folly which sits above Grin Low woods and can be found by following the main path behind Poole's Cavern Visitor centre. The walk to the Temple takes about half an hour and is dog, child and buggy friendly, very rewarding views across Buxton when you arrive. Are you brave enough to climb to the top??