Remember the helicopter I saw in the distance? Well I went and took a look just for you.
I already knew what they were up to, there has been quite a lot of publicity in the media, they are working on the Kinder Plateau trying to preserve a very fragile environment, long time readers may recall our damp and noble efforts to plant cotton grass on Kinder back in 2008.
At the moment they are air lifting bags of brash up there, what is brash I hear you ask (and I knew you would, so here you are).
Brash is cut and chopped heather, you can read all about the conservation plans and the thinking behind the project . There is a lot of work to be done.
But I must stop teasing and post the helicopter shots, I know there are aviation enthusiasts waiting. Incoming.
The helicopter (whatever model it is and I know you’ll tell me) has a very distinctive sound, a whapp, whapp, whapp sort of beat, and as there was a clay pigeon shoot going on at he gun club over the road it made an odd sound track for this bit of Derbyshire.
The helicopter skilfully and efficiently swooped down
and was hooked up to it load
And off on to Kinder
There was another helicopter in use, a little one (see I’m good at the detail ehh!)
that was delivering a human cargo, when it had finished it parked up next to the road
Here is a bit of an overview
The green is a field that is managed and grazed, the black and brown, open moorland heather in its winter plumage, a summer shot of the area here. I’ve more images, but I’ll post them over at my Flicker page, other wise, Gerry over in Torch Lake will be waiting till the thaw for the page to load, and the dogs need a walk.