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

Thirty days wild. 12th June


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The best thing that you can do for nature is too 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.


I’ve got some catching up to do.  We’ve been away, to the Lake District, what we didn’t know when we booked, back in March, the reason the choice of accommodation was limited was the fact that  ten thousand swimmers were also going to be in Ambleside this weekend, for The Great North Swim, so much for a quiet weekend away.

It seems fitting therefore to have a fishy  wildlife observation.

Can you see it?


Once you had ‘got your eye in’ there many to be seen, trout I presume (I know its not a stickleback!)  I’ve cropped and tweaked the colours here, to help,

trout 2

there is something so sparklingly fresh and healthy about these fish.There were lots of too, in Stock Beck, by Bridge House



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.

4 thoughts on “Thirty days wild. 12th June

  1. I’m envious of your trip – I used to spend some very pleasurable time there as a youth and haven’t been back since. I think if I did go back it would have to be out of season to avoid the grockles.

    Lovely bridge pic’.

  2. It would be worth a trip back to the UK just to spend some time in the Lakes again.

  3. It still looks like a ‘them’ not an ‘it’ to me. Did you say 10,000 swimmers? Really, good grief! I suppose it’s a big lake, but the roads don’t the capacity for that many more. They must have been nightmare.

  4. Terrific pictures. The Lake District is a wonderful place to visit. xx

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