Category Archives: AONB

No loos at Mill End

Last autumn the Culden Faw Estate acquired the car-park at Mill End.  This is at the southern end of the Hambleden Valley close to the A4094 Henley-Marlow road.  It is a great spot for walkers, giving access to the Thames … Continue reading

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No to tracks on Naphill Common

Naphill Common in Buckinghamshire suffers from tracks created by adjoining landowners. Continue reading

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Early bird at Cowleaze Wood

I repeated my bird survey for the Thame Valley Conservation Trust and recorded plenty of singing males. Continue reading

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‘It was the first mild day of March’

Eight-mile walk from Turville, Bucks, as spring comes to the Chilterns. Continue reading

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An unstable proposal

Wycombe District Councillors are being recommended to approve a damaging development in the Chilterns AONB. Continue reading

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Don’t break ground: H&S gone mad

Gloucestershire County Council’s contractor, Amey, has imposed ridiculous restrictions on volunteers who work on public paths. Continue reading

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My bird year 2016

In 2016 I saw 120 bird species and heard four, mainly around Turville, Otmoor, Little Marlow and Dartmoor. Continue reading

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