Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Thirty Days Wild. June 6th


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‘The best thing that you can do for nature is to make it part of your life. That’s why we’re asking thousands of people to make room for nature in their everyday lives this June. Please spread the word amongst friends, colleagues and family and get them to sign up, too! After all, all our lives are better if they’re a bit wild… ‘


I’ve signed up to 30 Days Wild with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust,  with the aim of blogging each day, a little bit of the nature of my world.


more than 97% of meadows had been destroyed in England since the 1930s


DW30 meadow

Freddy the farmer, told me there  were once corncrakes in this field.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

2 thoughts on “Thirty Days Wild. June 6th

  1. We are lucky to be surrounded by meadow, interspersed with rye, oats, potatoes and the like. I can’t walk the dogs in the morning without coming back sodden to the knees after brushing through dew drenched wild grasses and flowers.
    Sadly there is rumour of a large farm buying up land over the hill ahead of the law change next year than opens up land sale to all in the EU, I fear change is ahead.

  2. It’s sad that we’ve destroyed meadows as we have. We seem to learn nothing from the past and I fear for the future. xx

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