Monday, 29 March 2021

Walk in the rain

 An opencast site near here has been earmarked for tree planting and leisure routes...cycling and walking.

Every time we plan a walk there, it rains...so this time we decided to go anyway.

The road would be fine for some mountain bikers, but a bit gnarly for me to ride!

It was a nice walk despite the wind and rain,with skylarks and snipe and a few LBJs that we couldn't recognise.







Apparently the hole hasn't been used for landfill in case they want to mine for coal again....I can't see that happening.




Looking towards Patna along the old road that our neighbours grandmother took him and his siblings from Rankinston to the shop and list office in Patna.

The next view is looking back along it towards Rankinston


That was about fifty years ago.

The rain was getting heavier so we retraced steps..with the intent of having longer walks when it is dry!!




4 comments:

The bike shed said...

I hope they can reclaim the land - there are large parts of South Wales that could do with the same treatment.

kjsutcliffe - artist said...

I love it when old brown sites are greened up - hopefully the tree planting and cycle and walking routes happen. It will be good to see the development :)

Joanne Noragon said...

I was going to mention, it looks a bit wet and muddy.

Fresca said...

Dramatic!
The mining is ugly,
but the coal itself looks rather beautiful--like sculpture.