Category Archives: North West

That’s a pretty power-house! Re visit to the hydro projects in the Lake District. Quality!

Give credit where credit’s due. The National Trust in Wales are known as ground breakers within the NT for doing environmental work especially renewable energy but the Lake District… and it pains me to say this, do build really tidy … Continue reading

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Storm Desmond, Glenridding and an NT Hydro.

This was the scene in Glenridding following storm Desmond’s destruction in December. Our contractors Beckside Civil Engineers tracked down from the NT Hayswater hydro they were building down to the village to help out. Three months later they had finished. The … Continue reading

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National Trust Sickle hydro marching down the mountain.

Autumn is upon us and today was another Lake district day. Looking at the progress of the 100kw Stickle Ghyll hydro and then off to do something with spread sheets and budgets. I was up the mountain early this morning … Continue reading

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Stickle Ghyll hydro visit and some compressed air in Edinburgh…not what you think!

Its been a couple of days away again. Monday it was Edinburgh and yesterday it was the Lake District. Paul is away in Norfolk assisting with another biomass project but more on that later from the man himself. My colleague … Continue reading

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Stickle Ghyll Hydro Update

John here using Keith’s password (he is aware!) to update on Stickle Ghyll.   Work is really moving on at Stickle Ghyll and we’re at the ‘messy’ stage where we need to carry out the main civil engineering works in … Continue reading

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World Tour of the Lake District pt2. Does your biomass have a climbing wall?

Follow on from yesterday’s blog. This was a look at the NT Great Langdale camp site next to the Stickle Gill hydro. Proper Green camping! It amazed me the vast amount of hot water a camp site goes through for … Continue reading

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World tour of the Lake District pt1.’Hydro Hunting’ with the NT’s Bear Grylls!

Yesterday and it was a complete contrast to the splendour of the day before at Dyffryn Gardens. Now we had the grandeur of the Lake Distinct to cope with. It a bit of an assault on the brain all this stunning…ness. … Continue reading

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