Monthly Archives: October 2015

A purposeful path

On an evening last July I walked from Hambleden in the Bucks Chilterns on a circuit with two friends. From Luxters Farm we rambled through Cadmoor Wood and came out on the sunlit slope, with the Hambleden valley spread before us.  Then … Continue reading

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Upon St Crispin’s day

Six hundred years after the Battle of Agincourt (if you ignore the switch to the Gregorian calendar), on Sunday 25 October 2015, I joined Sheringham and Norwich ramblers and Cromer Walkers Are Welcome, on a walk from Cromer to Erpingham church in … Continue reading

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The second Inclosure Oak on Nottingham Forest

In 1992 Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council wanted to build tramlines for the new rapid-transit system through Nottingham Forest recreation ground.  Through a private bill, they proposed to drive more than half the 650-metre double track across open space.  I … Continue reading

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This year, as in every other year, on the final day of the Horse of the Year Show, Sunday 11 October, the immortal words of Ronald Duncan’s eulogy, The Horse, will be recited. Duncan wrote the poem in 1964 at the request … Continue reading

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Back in tune

Twenty years after I helped to save the path through Sydmonton Court, close to Watership Down in north Hampshire, from closure, I returned to find that it was as lovely as ever. The music millionaire Andrew Lloyd Webber bought Sydmonton Court, … Continue reading

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