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Most of the highest points of Nottinghamshire are old spoil heaps from the coal mines that once dotted the county. There is only one working colliery left but plenty of glorious hills that are less than a hundred years old. Jolly and I take a midsummer early morning walk up the old Langwith Colliery tip. It’s thirty years since the pit closed and the hills are now a haven for wildlife. The dawn is greeted by blackbirds, yellowhammers and pheasants. There is no-one else. I wash my face with the midsummer dew and sit and watch the sun come up.  Many people travel much further to experience the event. The sun looked just fine from North Notts! The pictures are taken with my £60 point and shoot pocket Pentax.

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