A largely grey Sunday but the sun did come out right at the end of our 10km walk around these 2 heaths. Parking at Buxton Heath we walked north in an anti-clockwise loop along a mixture of heath and mixed woodland paths and tracks.
Examination of some pony dung on Buxton Heath revealed plenty of Nail Fungus, a couple of Dung Roundheads and some Green Elfcup with a single male Stonechat eyeing proceedings. Great Wood to the north had some impressive Western Hemlock trees, a welcome area of greenery on such a grey day. I also managed to id the pixie-cup lichen Cladonia humilis plus another lichen Parmelia sulcata before we crossed the road and entered Marsham Heath. At Deadman's Hill we stopped for lunch and nearby had a nice patch of Purplepore Bracket growing typically on dead conifer wood, some Oak Barkspot, Black Bulgar, Blushing Bracket and several Hoof Fungi.