I was sad to read that Gordon Miller, the celebrated Peak District ranger, has died. Back in 1998, during my artist residency at Losehill Hall, Gordon took two Polish biologists and me on an unforgettable walk across Kinder Scout. The image alongside this post is a page from my journal at the time.
I last wrote about Gordon in 2021, in response to the Wild About Kinder podcast. Host Sarah Lister interviewed Gordon, then 80, about his time on the mountain. I contacted Sarah, and she showed my diary to Gordon, who remembered the day.
I’ve recently been thinking a lot about my own relationship with Kinder, laying the foundations for a future Site Nonsite project. I still hope to feature Gordon somehow.
Rest easy, and thank you for everything, Gordon.