The Trans Pennine Trail between Vale Road and Manchester Road (B5095) along the north bank of the Mersey is open again. It is rather muddy and it is to be hoped that grass re-establishes itself but it will be a struggle against the churning up of the fresh soil under foot and bikewheel. The motorbike fraternity has been busy removing stakes in the gates to ensure they can still get through.
Abney Hall Park has been graced by a new information sign. I like these boards, but it doesn't take long for them to become vandalised. This board is provided by SMBC and supported by English Nature and the Stockport Nature Network. It's the first time I have seen the SNN logo. It looks rather like our logo, but they invented it first. The SNN was formed in January 1998, whereas we adopted our new logo in 2005.