Had a wonder about today, going up to Hartside to have a look at the conditions up there , and as you can see there is still plenty of snow about, in places it was 4 to 5 ft. higher than the car. When I got out to take some pics the wind was cutting so didn't hang around too long. I also had a ride over to have a look at the new nature reserve at Dubwath, its not that big but has good potential. There is a raised board walk all the way round and a large number of bird feeders doing a good trade. I didn't see anything other than the usual birds attracted to the feeders. The sun shone for most of the time but the wind took the fun out of the outings.