Apr 292012

So with the weather forecast promising some dreadful conditions what’s a girl to do at the weekend, but travel for an hour and half to Sussex and then Dungeness to stand on the shingle bank in the howling gale that is springtime in England! There’s nothing finer than standing overlooking The Patch watching common tern […]

Apr 262012
The Wettest Day of the Year

Great, the wettest day of the year so far and it chooses to be a Wednesday, so yet another soaking on the cards.   In view of the forecast we decided to go to Sevenoaks KWT reserve this week, plenty of natural cover to provide shelter and the luxury of hides, tea and toilets, what more […]

Apr 222012

17 of us met in the car park at Oare for our group walk around this KWT reserve on the Swale.    A whitethroat sang from a tree by the side of the car park,  its beautiful clean white throat catching the light – great for a photograph, but I enjoyed watching so much I couldn’t bring myself […]

Apr 212012
Chafford Gorges and Rainham Marshes

My usual weekday walk took my friends and I to Essex this week, with a trip to a new site for us at Chafford Gorges an Essex Wildlife Trust Reserve near to Lakeside Shopping Centre.   Although we knew that it was created from old chalk pits within a settlement built on a brownfield site, we did not […]

Apr 172012
Riverside Country Park

  Today was the first of Malcolm and Sally’s Tuesday walks for the year and our venue was Riverside Country Park in Gillingham. As the weather forecast was rather wet (who said that the rains would come once the hosepipe ban came into effect?) it wasn’t too surprising that a select group of six turned up.   Still as […]

Apr 142012
Jeskyns Community Woodland - Public Consultation 2012- DEADLINE 20 April

Jeskyns Community Woodland will be five years old this year. The government has now laid out new challenges for the Forestry Commission to meet growing public wishes:  to improve its efficiency;  to protect, improve and expand England’s woodlands;  to focus on those tasks which only the government should do. To meet this challenge and to […]

Apr 062012

I have just spent a week in North Wales and on Anglesey, my first to the area.   Luckily it was the warmest and sunniest week of the year which made it a delightful pleasure.   No fleeces or coats – T-shirts and Factor 50 were the order of the day.   Travelling into Snowdonia and exploring […]

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