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Big Moor Shadow Woodlands: Rowans, Hawthorns and Clarions

Unit(s) of assessment: Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology

School: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences


This research profiles some of the ancient trees and lost woodlands of Big Moor, Derbyshire, and highlights research based upon the studies carried out by GHB Ward which appear in the Sheffield Clarion Ramblers handbooks. Ward wrote the handbooks from 1902 onwards, covering 9 rambles in each edition. His observations of this landscape can give much to modern research.

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A virtual fieldtrip – Supporting fieldtrips during lectures, Nottingham Trent University, College of Arts and Science, 1st Annual Learning and teaching Conference, D Brown & A Alder (2011)