Recent felling of the plantation on Black Bank on the escarpment of Newton Moor has opened up a completely new prospect of Roseberry Topping. Revealed by the felling were a few interesting looking crags, so I battled through the debris resembling the Tunguska event for a nose around. The crags are nothing to shout about.
The foresters have left self sown birch and rowan trees. All rather spindly specimens that are likely to last two minutes in a storm.
I have heard that it is the intention to replant the area with oak trees but lower down the slope so that their height at maturity will not be above the top of the escarpment.