Monthly Archives: May 2018

A seventieth birthday gift?

The government’s review of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty looks positive. We must make sure it is. Continue reading

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Pedestrians’ priority in Hastings

I was invited, on behalf of the Ramblers, to present Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood award to Hastings Old Town Continue reading

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Gregynog’s wood warblers

Ramblers Cymru’s Welsh Council was held at Gregynog this year, a fascinating place. Continue reading

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Stokenchurch bird-survey

I have taken on a new square near Stokenchurch, Bucks, for the British Trust for Ornithology Breeding Bird Survey. Continue reading

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‘The summer, which is coming, will be fun’

An evening walk in the Chilterns in early May heralds the summer. Continue reading

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Bluebell archaeology: walkers look out!

Look out for where plants may mark archaeological sites Continue reading

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