Category Archives: AONB

On new year’s day every bird counts

On new year’s day I am eager to see any species of bird for the year’s records. Continue reading

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Mistle thrush sings near Dover’s Hill

I walked from Chipping Campden to Broadway on the Cotswold Way with my visually-impaired friend Marika. Continue reading

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The mis-mapping of downland

When walking recently on Shirburn Hill in Oxfordshire I found that the mapped access land was identical to the unmapped downland. Continue reading

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For want of a footbridge

A 150-strong rally of Henley residents and others called for the missing footbridge on Fawley footpath 12 to be replaced. Continue reading

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A countrystride down the Eden

The story of my podcast for Countrystride, in the Eden valley, with Mark Richards and Helen Millican. Continue reading

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Gate too twee

A Turville resident has rightly challenged the twee gate which has appeared on the footpath to the windmill. Continue reading

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Climate-crisis speech in a hothouse

On 16 July I went to Kew Gardens to listen to the environment secretary, Michael Gove, speak about Defra’s work. Sadly, he didn’t mention public access until I asked the question. Continue reading

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