Teesdale's precious slopes of arctic flora: Country diary, 10 April 1970

Teesdale's precious slopes of arctic flora: Country diary, 10 April 1970 10 April 1970 Soil conditions and a severe climate have produced a unique habitat for a host of delicate plants in the North PenninesDURHAM: Leaving the hedgerowed landscapes far behind, the road finally rose beyond Langdon Beck and even the thin shelter of the stone dikes to the open, snowswept moorland. The wind came unhampered across the highest edge of the Pennines, the iciest of blasts from the north-west corner of the sky. Down below Widdybank Fell the concrete slabs of the new dam at Cow Green neared completion yet still looked insignificant in the great basin of the fells.… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/06/country-diary-teesdale-precious-slopes-of-arctic-flora-1970