These are some of the snowdrops that naturally grow around Rock at the start of spring. These ones are growing on the edge of the school football field, overlooking the Rock Church. The snow drops are mostly positioned in the church graveyard and in the sheltered parts of the woods. The people of Rock admire them very much. How many types can you spot around our walk?
This is Rock church. There was a big explosion at Rock moor farm in 1862 and some of the people that were killed were buried here. It was a big boiler that exploded. The church dates back to the 17 hundreds.
This is the Rock Pond that is a marvellous attraction in our walk. Around the edges the blackberries grow on the bramble bushes in the Autumn. Ducks nest on the island in the pond all year round, and tadpoles gather in the weeds in mid-Summer while various plants grow in and around the pond. Using the environment around you, how can you tell what time of year it is?
This is the pond.
These are stepping stones, but don’t walk on them because they are very slippy.
In this pond there are lots of wildlife like mallards, ducks, moorhens and lots of fish.
The river is about 2 feet deep.
This is the grave yard at Rock church. Some of the people who died in the boiler explosion at Rock Moor farm on November 28th 1862 are buried in the grave yard. See if you can find any of the victims?
This tree is on the path to the back of the church and it is near the pond. Lots of trees around here have ivy growing on them. Find a tree with ivy on it, and try to count the leaves.  Please do not touch the leaves as they might be poisonous.
This is one of the graves of the people who died in the boiler explosion. The flowers were laid by pupils in our school, when we had a memorial service to remind us of the tragic event.
This tree is in the field next to the wood. The roots are sticking out of the ground which is making another mini-beast and animal habitat. The turquoise stuff is lichen that is a fungus. It takes one year for the lichen to grow one centimetre. Can you find any more lichen?
This fallen tree is a great part of our walk. With all its different textures, it is great for anyone who wants to draw a challenging picture. Why don’t you have a try?
This is the swing just inside the wood, next to the stream, which we like to go on from time to time. It is attached to a very old horse chestnut tree. How high can you swing? Have you seen the sign? Can you find the dragon?
This is a fallen tree that has rotted away over time. It is in the field next to the wood. There are oodles of puffball mushrooms on and around the tree and loads of animal holes around the tree and masses of places for mini-beasts to live. We thought that it has a good texture for artists to paint. Can you spot any more fallen trees? How old do you think this tree is?
If you look closely at this tree, you may be able to see the red squirrel dreys. We are very lucky to have red squirrels as they are now very rare. See if you can spot them!
This is the stream that runs through the woods. In winter it runs at an incredible speed from the rain and snow battering it. Different types of plants grow around the river and use it as a source of water. See how many different plants and animal evidence you can find?

This picture is the second one in the woods of Rock. It is the centre of the woods on the left of the path. It fell of natural causes and is now the home of many mini bugs! Lots of fungi and Moss had grown on the outside of the bark and has made look like a fox’s hammock. Can you find any creepy crawlies running through the leaves and shrubs?
If you look closely at this tree, you may be able to see the red squirrel dreys. We are very lucky to have red squirrels as they are now very rare. See if you can spot them!
This is a tree that has fallen over the brook in the woods. This could be used by squirrels and other creatures to cross the brook. We have found lots of deer, otter, squirrel and plenty of other animal prints. How many types of animal prints can you stumble upon?
John is holding some pine cones that have been gnawed by a red squirrel! Red squirrels live in and around Rock but not grey squirrels. This is one of the last places in England where red squirrels still live without the threat of grey squirrels. How many squirrels can you spot? Can you see any squirrel drays (nests.)

This picture is the second one in the woods of Rock. It is the centre of the woods on the left of the path. It fell of natural causes and is now the home of many mini bugs! Lots of fungi and Moss had grown on the outside of the bark and has made look like a fox’s hammock. Can you find any creepy crawlies running through the leaves and shrubs?
This field has oil seed rape growing. The surrounding fields have crops like wheat and barley. Our walk goes round this field. Can you see any bird flying around?
This picture is a marsh 0ver the fence from the field (above) .In the summer it is just mud and tadpoles, in winter it is a small pond which can freeze over. Ducks will sometimes come and scavenge for food to eat. Can you guess how deep it is?
This is a field just off the Rock Avenue. At the moment we don’t know what is going to be grown in this one. Can you guess? In Rock we grow wheat, rape and barley.
As you can see, you can take dogs on our nature walk. 
Please put the dog muck in the bin and please don’t leave it on the ground.
This is the final picture of the walk. It is a metal barrier to stop cars coming up our nature walk and into the avenue. Task- Can you try to limbo under the barrier to the other side? Or will you just walk around it?
Good luck
Rock nature walk
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Posted: 2011-05-12 09:25 GMT+00:00
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Rock Nature walk - Snow drops
These are some of the snowdrops that naturally grow around Rock at the start of spring. These ones are growing on the edge of the school football field, overlooking the Rock Church. The snow drops are mostly positioned in the church graveyard and in the sheltered parts of the woods. The people of Rock admire them very much. How many types can you spot around our walk?
Rock Nature Walk - Rock Village Church
This is Rock church. There was a big explosion at Rock moor farm in 1862 and some of the people that were killed were buried here. It was a big boiler that exploded. The church dates back to the 17 hundreds.
Rock nature walk
This is the Rock Pond that is a marvellous attraction in our walk. Around the edges the blackberries grow on the bramble bushes in the Autumn. Ducks nest on the island in the pond all year round, and tadpoles gather in the weeds in mid-Summer while various plants grow in and around the pond. Using the environment around you, how can you tell what time of year it is?
Rock Nature Walk
This is the pond.
These are stepping stones, but don’t walk on them because they are very slippy.
In this pond there are lots of wildlife like mallards, ducks, moorhens and lots of fish.
The river is about 2 feet deep.
Rock nature walk
This is the grave yard at Rock church. Some of the people who died in the boiler explosion at Rock Moor farm on November 28th 1862 are buried in the grave yard. See if you can find any of the victims?
Rock nature walk
This tree is on the path to the back of the church and it is near the pond. Lots of trees around here have ivy growing on them. Find a tree with ivy on it, and try to count the leaves. Please do not touch the leaves as they might be poisonous.
Rock Nature walk
This is one of the graves of the people who died in the boiler explosion. The flowers were laid by pupils in our school, when we had a memorial service to remind us of the tragic event.
Rock Nature Walk
This tree is in the field next to the wood. The roots are sticking out of the ground which is making another mini-beast and animal habitat. The turquoise stuff is lichen that is a fungus. It takes one year for the lichen to grow one centimetre. Can you find any more lichen?
Rock Nature walk
This fallen tree is a great part of our walk. With all its different textures, it is great for anyone who wants to draw a challenging picture. Why don’t you have a try?
Rock Nature Walk
This is the swing just inside the wood, next to the stream, which we like to go on from time to time. It is attached to a very old horse chestnut tree. How high can you swing? Have you seen the sign? Can you find the dragon?
Rock Nature Walk
This is a fallen tree that has rotted away over time. It is in the field next to the wood. There are oodles of puffball mushrooms on and around the tree and loads of animal holes around the tree and masses of places for mini-beasts to live. We thought that it has a good texture for artists to paint. Can you spot any more fallen trees? How old do you think this tree is?
Rock Nature walk
If you look closely at this tree, you may be able to see the red squirrel dreys. We are very lucky to have red squirrels as they are now very rare. See if you can spot them!
Rock nature walk
This is the stream that runs through the woods. In winter it runs at an incredible speed from the rain and snow battering it. Different types of plants grow around the river and use it as a source of water. See how many different plants and animal evidence you can find?
Rock nature walk

This picture is the second one in the woods of Rock. It is the centre of the woods on the left of the path. It fell of natural causes and is now the home of many mini bugs! Lots of fungi and Moss had grown on the outside of the bark and has made look like a fox’s hammock. Can you find any creepy crawlies running through the leaves and shrubs?
Rock Nature Walk
If you look closely at this tree, you may be able to see the red squirrel dreys. We are very lucky to have red squirrels as they are now very rare. See if you can spot them!
Rock Nature Walk
This is a tree that has fallen over the brook in the woods. This could be used by squirrels and other creatures to cross the brook. We have found lots of deer, otter, squirrel and plenty of other animal prints. How many types of animal prints can you stumble upon?
Rock Nature Walk
John is holding some pine cones that have been gnawed by a red squirrel! Red squirrels live in and around Rock but not grey squirrels. This is one of the last places in England where red squirrels still live without the threat of grey squirrels. How many squirrels can you spot? Can you see any squirrel drays (nests.)
Rock nature walk

This picture is the second one in the woods of Rock. It is the centre of the woods on the left of the path. It fell of natural causes and is now the home of many mini bugs! Lots of fungi and Moss had grown on the outside of the bark and has made look like a fox’s hammock. Can you find any creepy crawlies running through the leaves and shrubs?
Rock nature walk
This field has oil seed rape growing. The surrounding fields have crops like wheat and barley. Our walk goes round this field. Can you see any bird flying around?
Rock nature walk.
This picture is a marsh 0ver the fence from the field (above) .In the summer it is just mud and tadpoles, in winter it is a small pond which can freeze over. Ducks will sometimes come and scavenge for food to eat. Can you guess how deep it is?
Rock Nature Walk
This is a field just off the Rock Avenue. At the moment we don’t know what is going to be grown in this one. Can you guess? In Rock we grow wheat, rape and barley.
Rock Nature walk
As you can see, you can take dogs on our nature walk.
Please put the dog muck in the bin and please don’t leave it on the ground.
Rock natuer walk.
This is the final picture of the walk. It is a metal barrier to stop cars coming up our nature walk and into the avenue. Task- Can you try to limbo under the barrier to the other side? Or will you just walk around it?
Good luck
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