Would Sophia Loren approve?

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” ~ Sophia Loren Saturday found a group of volunteers assembled on The Cluster in cloudy but warm conditions to bang things and pull out things. The ‘banging’ involved making sure that some of the trees we planted earlier inContinue reading “Would Sophia Loren approve?”

In Search of Ronnie and Reggies*

Last Thursday saw a team of volunteers from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust get their feet wet in search of our native White-clawed crayfish. Some old faces re-appeared from last year’s day surveying with the Wild Trout Trust as well as some newbies to The Cluster. The lower the river the better when searching for crayfishContinue reading “In Search of Ronnie and Reggies*”

Alder Alder everywhere…

Will reducing the grazing pressure on the Cluster make a difference? Like everything we do and don’t do on our site, we simply won’t know until we try. This summer marks our third officially stock-free year and it’s definitely been the most flora-filled yet. Alder is naturally regenerating along the banks of the Arkle Beck,Continue reading “Alder Alder everywhere…”