Category Archives: AONB

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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Hurly-burly over bridge

The 120-year campaign for a bridge over the River Wharfe at Burley in Wharfedale is at last making progress. Continue reading

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Walbury wander

A mid-May walk from Walbury Hill, West Berkshire, in the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Continue reading

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Jingle-jangle morning

I was up early this morning to look for corn buntings near Lodge Hill at Bledlow in the Bucks Chilterns, and was at the start of my walk by 6.30.  As I crossed the fields the skylarks were singing, with … Continue reading

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Coal tit coincidence

I was pleased to find a coal tit on my winter bird survey where I had seen one two months before. Continue reading

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The Ramblers’ Shirburn Hill rally

Twenty years ago 2,500 Ramblers rallied on Shirburn Hill, Oxfordshire, to celebrate the government’s decision to legislate for freedom to roam. Continue reading

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