March

 

Position

The two-three o’clock segment (60-90 degrees), running out from the Under Helm Sycamore, including the line that runs directly due east. Browse the map to explore the area.

Landscape

This segment takes in vast tracts of land more than 700 metres above sea level, and the wide straight ridge of High Street (over 800m high); it also cradles Brothers Water, Haweswater reservoir, and, among its higher bodies of water, the aptly named ‘Small Water’. 

Weather

By March there might be a sniff of Spring in the air. But, with fresh memories of the ferocity of 2018’s Beast from the East, we won’t be surprised if there’s a fair bit of snow. 

The March Issue ~ Soil

A very experienced soil specialist once said to us that ‘Soil is the Cinderella of the Environment’. That was back in 2015 when there was a fight to give soil science, and soil protection, the attention it needed. Soil can take thousands of years to accumulate, and needs time and care; but the degredation of soil quality across the world is causing concern. Here in the Lake District we’ll be finding out more about the state of soil in the valleys and inbye land as well as on the felltops, asking about water retention in the uplands, peatland restoration programmes, and more.  

Walking, Camping & the Canvas

For more detail on where we’ve been walking, where we choose to camp on the 60-degree transect, and the installation of the March Canvas, check the map of our tracks on the land, scroll through the March blog posts, or type ‘March’ into the search box.

Gathering sheep from Nan Bield pass at the head of the Kentmere Valley
Gathering sheep from Nan Bield pass at the head of the Kentmere Valley

 

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