Author: Fran Halsall

Smithy Wood, under threat

At Sheffield’s northeastern edge lies an Ancient Woodland that is facing a two-pronged threat from development. Smithy Wood is already bisected by the M1 motorway and the portion that lies to the road’s west is the site of the proposed development of new service station. For more on this proposal visit the Wildlife Trust website. […]

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Rocks up close

In celebration of my latest publication “Shore to Summit: A Photographic Guide to the Geology of Britain and Ireland” and my obsession with rocks in general, here is a porfolio of some of my favourite close encounters with the geology of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  Far from being a grey and lifeless […]

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