Monthly Archives: June 2016

Loose ends

‘The village is strewn about the sides of a little combe, interlaced by numerous rivulets’. So Nikolaus Pevsner wrote of Loose, just south of Maidstone in Kent.  I enjoyed visiting there recently with Hilary Hunt, daughter of Pat Wilson, the late, great … Continue reading

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South Downs champion retires

A tribute to Phil Belden, who has worked for the South Downs National Park for many years and done a brilliant job for us all. Continue reading

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The birds still sing

There is comfort in nature in difficult times Continue reading

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Last time round

Last time we had a referendum on Europe I seemed to be in blissful ignorance. Continue reading

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Birds know no boundaries

Birds transcend boundaries and so should we. Continue reading

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Eyes and ears on public paths

In 1991 Cambridgeshire police recognised that public paths benefit security. Continue reading

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Kites across the road

I used to have to go into the woods to find the baby kites that hatched in the Chilterns, but now they are fearless.   This week there was a baby calling in the tree opposite our house in Turville.  The adult … Continue reading

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