Note From Dad : the old tramways exist now it would make sense to explore more of this area on these old tramways,
some other links for red moss
Red Moss Links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Site_of_Special_Scientific_Interest red moss is a SSSI please be careful !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildlife_Trust_for_Lancashire,_Manchester_and_North_Merseyside Red Moss is managed by this organisation
Jakes Blogs for red moss
short video -carefully moving along the path we disturbed around 30/40 dragonfly's
info taken from site re eating
Note from Dad the roots don't taste too bad though it does depend on the state of the bog some just smell so vile that everything smells -clothes require several washes , eating things becomes a mind over matter thing at this stage. the above Bull rush sits next to a old tip , we wouldn't consider eating anything from a SSSI site and or a tip !
Note from Dad:
Jake has a emergency whistle,phone and torch to maintain contact , Jake is fully aware of his surroundings and the dangers of straying off these central bits, I am never far away and Jake has GPS and RFID tracking on him. this is a lowland area, but has risks even in warm light conditions, Jake has high performance clothing on with Walsh PB trainers for grip with waterproof socks, we use this routes like this for low level training , this route is tough for a 7 year old. having tussock grass needing precise running - deviate or loose your grip and into a deep bog you will go, brambles etc some of the undergrowth is a fight to get through, you have to minimize your impact on this environment , the paths are well used in some areas and other areas are more sensitive so we avoid these .
looking across Red moss - we listened to the birds