COLONY: 02/08/2009 – Kinder Scout, Derbyshire

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Place Category: Wallaby SurveyPlace Tags: Wallaby, Kinder Downfall, and Grinds Brook

  • Report: The Roaches
    Laurie Fentimen 2nd Sept 09

    I was walking south across Kinder Scout about 5pm on Saturday 15th August, trying to find the path back from Kinder Downfall to Grindsbrooke Clough again – I had lost it somewhere a little while earlier. It was just south of the high point, trying to find a way across the deep gullies cut into the peat when I found myself looking face to face at an animal, sat up on its hind legs, some ten yards from me. We looked at each other for a few moments, and it was away across the peat at speed, heading west. I had no camera, and even if I had, I doubt I would have reacted quickly enough. I tried to tell myself it was a large hare, but I knew it wasn’t really. I thought about wallabies, but thinking there could not possibly be wallabies out there in the middle of the dark peak, I almost forgot about it again as my focus retuned to path finding. Then this evening I opened the latest Walk magazine and fond the article on the wallabies of the Peak District. It was what I saw – brilliant!

    Laurie Fentimen

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