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Wild Flowers at the Pit Top

A waddle round Anston’s wild flower wonder!



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Wallow in the pond, watch the birds, wander where the Willows weep. In any weather, rain or shine or winter wonderland, our very own wellie-free footpath heaven.

Wild flowers are in magnificent abundance during summer months with an added bonus of the rare BEE ORCHID!

What was once a mucky spoil mountain from Dinno pit is now a special easily accessible get away with wonderful rural views out to the Derbyshire peaks.

Beauty, peace and quiet free for all, folks. Keep to the paths and protect flowers and ground nesting birds. Please take all litter home and pick up after your dog.

Flowers: Bee Orchid, Common Vetch, Dog Rose, Deadly Nightshade, Creeping Thistle, Meadow Buttercup, Common Spotted Orchid and Ox-Eye Daisy.

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Greenlands Park

A great place to walk the dog, play footie, golf or tennis or even bicycle hide and seek as we were doing yesterday.

Greenlands is part of my childhood memories and although it has changed a wee bit since then it’s still the great place I remember.

The bottom end of the park (the quarry area) was being considered for a new housing estate until recently, happily this plan now seems to have been shelved.

It would be great to see a new access created from the bottom end of Greenlands to the new-ish pit stop recreation area, this could also be made cycle friendly to provide a new link between Dinnington and Anston.

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