Category Archives: AONB

Listening to silence

On the last day of 2018 I walked from Burford with my friend Marika Kovacs. Continue reading

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John Johnson: friend of access

John Johnson, former chairman of the Countryside Commission and an advocate of access, has died aged 88. Continue reading

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Bird count and path check

This is my third year of bird surveying for the River Thame Conservation Trust, and I noted the state of the paths while recording birds. Continue reading

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Hikers’ Henley welcomes walkers

Henley-on-Thames, which was launched as a Walkers Are Welcome town on 30 September, is the second in Oxfordshire. Continue reading

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Counting owls

I have been doing the British Trust for Ornithology’s Tawny Owl Point Survey, near Wheeler End in Bucks. Continue reading

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The elusive bee-orchid

I got up early on 13 June to look for a bee orchid. Continue reading

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A seventieth birthday gift?

The government’s review of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty looks positive. We must make sure it is. Continue reading

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