Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dog mutiny at The Bounty

My sister Sue and I were walking along the south bank of the Thames, west of Cookham in old Berkshire, when a cacophany of dogs indicated that we had arrived at The Bounty. This is a friendly pub-cum-café which welcomes dogs, children, muddy … Continue reading

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Exmoor error

Unfortunately I got scratched legs in vain.  Exmoor National Park ranger Richard Eales has pointed out that the overgrown path I struggled along near Coombe Farm north of Exford, on 30 September last year, is not on the definitive map of … Continue reading

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Filming on the green

This morning I went to Highworth, near Swindon, and stood for some time in a high wind on the new village green at Barra Close.  This is land which the Open Spaces Society helped the community to register as a green … Continue reading

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Recalling an orchid summer

Last summer was the best I can recall for orchids, and I saw more species than in any other year.  Here they are.

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