BURBAGE EDGE – LONGSHAW GUIDED WALK

Burbage Edge was on the itinerary of today’s  Longshaw guided walk. These walk take place every Wednesday and Sunday. Meet up is at 11am outside the cafe in Longshaw. And it’s FREE! No booking required, just turn up. Walks take approximately 2 hours. Appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended. You can see the previous walks I did with them here

Burbage Edge

From Longshaw cafe we went to Burbage Edge via Burbage Valley and then back via Burbage Brook along the Granby barn and Longshaw pond back to the cafe. 

Burbage Edge

 

Burbage Edge

 

Burbage Edge

 

Burbage Edge

Lovely view looking at Carl Wark and Higger Tor. That is also a nice walk

Burbage Edge

 

With a friend on a Burbage Edge walk in the Peak District

Photo: Kev Dunnington

 

Longshaw guided walk to Burbage Edge in the Peak District

 

Longshaw guided walk to Burbage Edge in the Peak District

I have finally seen the Mandarin ducks since they arrived at Longshaw! Every time I went past the Longshaw pond they were not there but today it was my lucky duck day! 🙂

The colourful one is a male. Mating season takes place in the spring. They are monogamous animals meaning that one couple mate throughout their entire life. Mandarin ducks are a symbol of fidelity and great love in China and Korea because of their mating habits.

The female builds a nest in a tree cavity. The male guards the female but does not participate in the incubation of eggs. Young ducks will discover water soon after the hatching. Mother will call them from the ground to jump down and follow her to the nearest body of water. Although they land from the high trees (sometimes 30 feet from the ground) the ducklings do not get injured from the fall.


Mandarin Ducks

What a peaceful and beautiful place to do some art. Just lovely. 

A painter in Longshaw Estate

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