Category Archives: AONB

Chiltern or autumn?

The Chiltern gentians are prolific this year on Cobstone Hill. Continue reading

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Don’t let the bedbugs bite

Every year I aim to do at least two walks with my university friends Mary Alexander and Drusilla Belfield, but in this strange year our first walk was at the end of August.  We met at Kingsclere, north Hampshire, on … Continue reading

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Access denied

It’s been a week when we have been reminded that there is very little freedom to roam in England and Wales, by Nick Hayes’s  The Book of Trespass and  a new right-to-roam campaign.  While the Countryside and Rights of Way Act … Continue reading

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Five gates for stiles

After years of complaining I and others have managed to get five difficult stiles replaced with gates on a Bucks footpath. Continue reading

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A year late for kite celebrations

The reintroduction of red kites in England is a success story, but the 30th anniversary was last year not this. Continue reading

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Verba renovata

Thanks to the Chiltern Society, the welcoming sign on my gate has been renewed. Continue reading

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Two birds with one survey

I have taken on a new site for the breeding bird survey, at Piddington in Bucks. Continue reading

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Encomium to a may tree

The little may tree, in the field, which has existed in the field behind our house for years, has been destroyed. Continue reading

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Lodging on Lodge Hill

My first outing for two months was to Lodge Hill where I heard a corn bunting and garden warbler. Continue reading

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Fifty years of the Cotswold Way

Fifty years ago today the Cotswold Way was launched, as part of the Ramblers National Footpath Week 1970. Continue reading

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