Mid November…. has been rather kind


Mid November on Stanton Moor, Derbyshire

November has been rather kind to us weather wise, a welcome relief after a very wet October.  Not that the weather has been perfect….. its been a little like the Curates Egg – Good in Parts. Those good parts have mainly been in the mornings.  Plenty of blue skies and sunshine, even the thermometer has been at respectable levels.  Come lunchtime the weather changes back to cloud and drab grey.

But the mornings have been just great to get out and about so this week we headed to Stanton Moor. The definition of a ‘moor’ brings to mind somewhere rather bleak and windswept.  Indeed Stanton Moor can be wild in parts and at time fits that description well, but it also has a softer side.

Stanton Moor isn’t unique, but there are few moors that are surrounded by ancient Oak and then play host to Silver Birch glades…  all of course surrounded by Heather and Bracken.  In autumn the Heather and Bracken have lost their colour and now brown. 


At a time when we are encouraged to take more exercise and enjoy the outdoors there are few place that are much better, so enjoy a tramp across and around the moor with me…



A moor of contrasting vista’s..


The day ran to the current weather pattern.  Early afternoon the clouds had arrived, and the mood and character of the moor changed again….


So back to home fully refreshed a little leg weary but otherwise the batteries had been recharged.

Resting or recharging  – as always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

23rd November

(C) David Oakes 2021

5 thoughts on “Mid November…. has been rather kind

  1. Thank you….. October was a record wet month but also record high temperatures. November has been rather grand….but autumn colours and that changes in the trees has been slow to arrive and now I fear vanishing very quickly. Just think e are now very near the winter solstice. Best wishes 🙂


    1. It is one wild place that is safe and great to visit at anytime of the year…… Love it. If tings go to plan I will be visiting the Nine Ladies Stone Circle at the heart of the moor on December 21st or 23rd for the solstice. Fingers crossed 🙂

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