Monthly Archives: July 2022

Walk for a minister

We devised a walk to demonstrate to the environment minister, Richard Benyon, how agricultural payments can fund more and better access. Continue reading

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Where are you REALLY from?

On Dadima’s walk, Anjana Khatwa tells us the story of a piece of granite which brings it alive. Continue reading

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Joan, the Ramblers’ lynchpin

Joan Long, lynchpin of Devon Ramblers and North Devon Group, would have been 74 today. I remember her with affection. Continue reading

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Bye-bye Benenden

Fifty years ago I left Benenden school. Here are a few memories. Continue reading

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Crepuscular Caprimulgus

On 30 June I joined Surrey Wildlife Trust’s annual survey of nightjars at Barossa nature reserve. Continue reading

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