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I used to walk those moors and think how barren and harsh the landscape was, but never once did it occur to me that it was not natural forces at play. This article is literally eye opening, and inspirational ... volunteers, good science, EU support and transformational results. Best piece of journalism I have read in years.

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This is fascinating. Thank you Moors for the Future for all your hard work, the EU for funding it (how dare they help save our moors, let’s take back control!) and to Dave Bocking for telling us about it.

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An excellent piece and an inspiration for this dog walker to get back to the top of Kinder Scout where he hasn't been since the mid eighties...! (it's always GOOD to see GOOD writing in print, wherever that is...)

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Loved the article on "tHe Good Lion" by Len Doherty. Immediately pre-ordered it- FYI its being republished on 28 May

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Great article, and I love that insouciant "You're probably familiar with...". Always make your reader feel brainier than they really are. But is the Peak District so-called because it is hilly? It allegedly takes its name from the Anglo-Saxon tribe that lived there. But then they may have got their name because they lived in a hilly area. A topic for discussion by someone who actually knows...

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What a lovely article- thank you David. Really informative, and it's great to read such good news about the environment. The before and after pictures of Black Hill say so much.

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Fascinating stuff. Well written report David, thank you very much. I don't know why a friend had to send me this report though, as I am a Tribune subscriber. I didn't seem to get it via email?

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A really beautiful piece of writing, thank you ❤️

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Really good to read a ‘good news’ story. It always encourages me to remember there are people working away to improve things. Thank you!

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Kinder Scout cannot be both a plateau and a mountain. While it's inevitable that a plateau area will have a highest point within it, it seems to be stretching it to call that point a 'summit'. No summit, no mountain.....

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I really enjoyed reading this, fascinating!

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A most welcome uplifting article. Thank you David.

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Many thanks Laura, that’s really kind of you, glad you liked the piece.

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