Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Alport Heights







Just about a mile from where I live there is an area owned by the National Trust called Alport Heights: SK 304 515

This property consists of 9 acres of mainly gorse cover, including small pockets of western gorse. Good bird habitat; species include yellow hammer, linnet, and meadow pipit. Small areas of acidic grassland, dominated by wavy hair grass. Property contains old redundant gritstone quarry, two hardcore car parking areas, with excellent views especially to the south west, where on clear days the Wrekin in Shropshire can be seen.

It really is a stunning view and a photo doesn't really do it justice. Note the graffiti on the top of the stone.

4 comments:

Croap Queen said...

Looks beautiful Joy. What a lovely part of the country to live.
Being thick but what does the graffiti say? I can't make out the name for some reason, just the date.

Mark Berresford said...

The graffiti C. Waterfield 1883 is Charles Waterfield, who lived in our house just down the road in Shottle. I do admire both his climbing and stone carving skills!

Mark Berresford said...

The graffiti C. Waterfield 1883 is Charles Waterfield, who lived in our house just down the road in Shottle. I do admire both his climbing and stone carving skills!

Joy said...

That's nice to know Mark. always interesting when a bit of history is attached. Thank you

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