Tuesday, 29 May 2012

T is for Trust

T is for Trust and today for ABC Wednesday T is for the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and one special place is the Hope Valley Reserve - climbing up the hillside through the trees - an invigorating walk A woodland walk of approx 3-4 miles
The Hope Valley reserve is home to the tiny dormouse -
Dormouse boxes are placed on trees throughout the wood -
We did't see any mice so we could only use our imagination to visualise their lives underneath the woodland debris and to wish them well
Time for a rest - and to admire the view across to Stiperstones
Further up the valley we called to view the tiny church - we were not able to enter the church
unfortunately the door was locked - a sign of the times unfortunately - I can remember a time when church doors were forever open Linking today to ABC Wednesday - Our World Tuesday and Nature Notes

39 comments:

  1. What a great looking patch of woodland - mouse paradise!

    The county wildlife trusts are such a great organisation - I used to be a member of the Somerset Trust - but it seems a little far off now!

    Stewart M - Australia

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    1. Yes Stewart we are members of the Shropshire Trust- they really do stirling work for the preservation od wildlife

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  2. I supported the trust petitions in the last quarrel over forests, and I now hear from them by email. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Gary was that the quarrel over forestS in the UK or over there - because there has been disputes in the UK about rights of way etc.

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  3. Shame about the church. I also remember being able to just walk into a church....times have changed for sure.
    Jane x

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    1. Jane Lovely to hear from you - yes unfortunatelytimeshave changed - but not always for the better -

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  4. i love your photos--they're quite relaxing. are these headstones? an old cemetery and church--my kind of place.:p

    T is for...

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    1. Yes Luna a lot of those stones have been in situ many many years

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  5. these are important designations to keep some THINGS the way they were
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. Yes Roger - the Trust aims to preserve as much of the delicate countryside as possible

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  6. We love exploring the woods. Please ignore my first comment.

    Tug of War

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    1. Hello Ms Burrito - your first comment never reached my blog

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  7. How beautiful...what a lovely spot for a walk and to photograph the beautiful countryside.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Yes Leslie - it was a perfect escape - to reflect and I suppose just to relax and enjoy

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  8. Dear Jane,
    Very lovely photos indeed. Good word also...TRUST. We all know how important it is in life. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes Andy the word Trust is a perfect choice for the Wildlifr Group

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  9. What a lovely spot for a walk and a rest on a bench. The church is beautiful and those headstones unique.
    Ann

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    1. Ann the church yard had an eirie presence of times gone by = I stepped very lightly and was careful not to disturb a thing

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  10. Looks like a nice trail to go to for a walk.

    Travels & Wandering
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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    1. Yes it was very relaxing and it was great to be at one with nature - have a good week

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  11. Wonderful place to visit. My fave is the tiny church that was locked! It is such a calm, quiet and serene place... cheers

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    1. It was like stepping back in time

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  12. Trust - a huge word, and beautifully exemplified in the care that has gone into preserving Hope Valley Reserve's treasures. That little dormouse sure is adorable and it is heartwarming to see the houses prepared for them.

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    1. Thanj=ks for calling - I have only ever seen pictures you know - perhaps one day !

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  13. Terrific walk through the wildlife trust! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Lotus Leaf

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  14. I am happy to see that there is a wildlife trust. It looks like a great place for the critters. Wonderful walk and thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes we do not always appreciate what we have on our doorsteps - thanks for calling

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  15. Jane! These are absolutely enchanting photos! I love the swans, the train, that beautiful bridge and peaceful cemetery! Thanks for showing it to us :)

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    1. Libby the pics of the train and the swans were from previous blogs - I have to re organise my layout - when I have a spare moment

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  16. What a lovely place to walk. I'm glad the area is set aside.
    A box (home) for the doormouse is a new one for me. Very interesting.

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    1. I lost count of the numger of boxes - there was so many in the woods - thanks for calling

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  17. Nice place to walk! Yes, it is sad that church doors are often locked during the week. Hmmm.

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  18. What a wonderful place to explore. I enjoyed the shots very much.

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  19. That is so cool Jane..I didn't know that the dormouse was real...it is a beautiful area to visit even if you didn't see any mice...Michelle

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  20. Thank goodness for Wildlife Trusts..... it's nice to know the small and timid are not forgotten.

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  21. I was up there at the end of Feb, it is a very steep walk in places, didn't catch a glimpse of anything sadly. I was a bit disappointed at the end of the walk there was a dog friendly style which lead into a farm yard then - end, had to turn back, lovely views though.

    Hope all is well you seem to have disappeared.
    Jayne.

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    1. Thanks for calling by - we have been down to London - I am posting some pics soon I have been trying to make a collage but it is not working out to well - I came looking for your blog!

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  22. Such a gorgeous variety of just about everything.

    Eye View
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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