Damage to the banks of the Skirfare…

Unfortunately one of the local farmers is attempting to start a firewood business and is in the process of gathering wood from around Littondale. Having decided to gather the large tree stump near the top of the KAC waters, it seems there has been little effort to repair the damage caused to the river bank….

White Beck bridge complete…

Further to my previous post regarding the fallen bridge down at the bottom of White Beck, i’m delighted to confirm that the chicken wire is now in place and the stile is built…

Building bridges…

Happy New Year everyone! After spending several days trying to raise the bridge at the bottom of White Beck with a block and tackle, ratchet straps and finally a car jack, I am please to say the bridge is now off the river bed and back in position. Whilst I have got everything back in…

A late Autumn hatch on Davey Keld

I took a walk up and down Davey Keld today, in response to Robert Tennant’s (the farmer) request for input from the club. Robert needs to build a small bridge across the stream and wanted our input, to ensure that what he builds protects the wildlife that thrives there. Not unsurprisingly for Robert, the stream…

Redds in abundance…

I spent a really useful morning today with Professor Jonathan Grey from the Wild Trout Trust, exploring our important spawning streams to check that all is well. As you can see from these photos, there are plenty of Redds about. The walk identified several areas where we can improve things, such as introducing tree kickers…

It never rains but it pours..

Having shared pictures of the high water less than a month ago, I thought it might be interesting to see some more as I went down to Watersmeet to check the hut was OK this morning.

Members modelling on the “dog walk”…

Thanks to everyone who put in some much effort to make this years “End of Season BBQ” such a success.  Whilst Raymond, Tina, Peter and others were working hard in the background, it seems there was a photo shoot taking place with two members modelling the latest attire for country gentlemen. Please make a note…

Rainfall…

Given the recent high levels of rain, I though members might find it interesting to see the rainfall statistics reported each month in the local community newsletter. Although brief, I think it makes for some very interesting reading.