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April Showers! Hmmm…

- Ranger Tim's been on rain patrol

Tim Russell

Posted by Tim Russell on 30 April 2012

April Showers! Hmmm… It was quite an experience being out on patrol this Sunday!  I don’t think that I can remember quite such a wild and wet April day.

The Coleridge Walk unfortunately had to be cancelled so Volunteer Ranger Julian Notley and I had a patrol over the hills.   Andy Harris was meanwhile dealing with fallen trees and other storm chaos around Cothelstone Hill.

Up on the top of the hills, the tracks had literally turned into rivers and the strong easterly wind was blowing the rain horizontally across the suddenly unseasonably bleak landscape.  What is amazing about being out and about on the hills regularly is witnessing and experiencing the subtle and sometimes extreme changes in weather and climate… how the wildlife deals with it is often beyond me.

Let’s hope May is a bit kinder….

The Coleridge Walk is now rescheduled for 30th September, check the events page to book

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    22 Jun 12

    This is very interesting. I enjoy these artielcs. It is interesting that this could be the basis of Frankenstein . It is sad to know though that one thoughtless act such as leaving the candle burning can destroy so much. I also agree that he was onto something when he wanted to just leave John the organ. Thank you for providing another excellent piece of history. I enjoy them very much and can insight and knowledge from them.

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