Monthly Archives: May 2021

Chamber music by the Coln

A circular walk in the Cotswolds with my pal Marika Kovacs included surprise chamber music, and education about pavement parking. Continue reading

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Who is the plaque pincher?

I was dismayed to find that once again the plaque had been stolen from ‘my’ gate on Cobstone Hill, but at least it was there when CPRE came to photograph it. Continue reading

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Calleva Atrebatum, a woody place

On May Day I walked an anti-clockwise circuit from Silchester, Hampshire. Continue reading

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A bench for Bounds

I unveiled a memorial bench for walkers’ champion David Bounds who died in October 2019. Continue reading

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The Vanguard Way at 40

I joined the Vanguard Rambling Club to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Vanguard Way, cutting the ribbon at Chelsham Common. Continue reading

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Succession matters

After three years I have relinquished the chair of Ramblers GB, but have an excellent successor in Rebecca Dawson. Continue reading

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Warblerfest

A wonderful day on Otmoor, with nine warbler species seen or heard, and a chance meeting with an old friend. Continue reading

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Hurray for a bit of scrub

A little patch of scrub made my bird survey at Hazlemere particularly rewarding. Continue reading

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