Bill says farewell to the ‘mountain blackbirds’ he protected for decades

Peak Park Ranger, Stanedge Edge

A Peak Park ranger whose remarkable conservation work has gained him a British Empire Medal is retiring  – and leaving his beloved Stanage.  Judith Parker Dixon finds out more

STANAGE EDGE is the busiest crag in the country; yet it has 12 breeding pairs of a very rare bird, the Ring Ouzel.  And the man who has been dedicated to their protection for years – retiring  Peak Park Ranger Bill Gordon –  was awarded a British Empire Medal  in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year 2017 for his remarkable conservation work…