Monthly Archives: February 2018

On the whale-backed downs

I went to the Ramblers’ Sussex Area AGM and enjoyed a walk on the downs before presenting a well-deserved volunteer award to Chris Smith. Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Peter Melchett

Peter Melchett, former president of the Ramblers, was 70 on 24 February. We have much to thank him for. Continue reading

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The hundredth gate

North Bucks rRIPPLE (ramblers Repairing and Improving Public Paths for Leisure and Exercise), the small group of six retired people who work on the ground in north Buckinghamshire to make public paths more accessible, celebrated the installation of their 100th … Continue reading

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Better for butterflies

The Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers did great work improving Common Wood for butterflies. Continue reading

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A fieldful of fieldfares

Today I did the second of my four bird surveys for the River Thame Conservation Trust, and saw c200 fieldfares. Continue reading

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What is a trainer? A matter for the courts

I was George Laurence’s guest for lunch at the Middle Temple and the question was whether my footwear was suitable. Continue reading

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