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A New Forest Wander

A New Forest Wander

Saturday, June 27, 2015

         The New Forest became Britain’s twelfth National Park on the 1st March 2005 but this ancient infertile heathland of 219 square miles can be a very strange place to go walking. Despite its poor... Read More

Itchenor Ferry

Itchenor Ferry

Saturday, June 13, 2015

                 Here’s a fine walk for a warm day in the Chichester area of West Sussex. The old Saxon town of Bosham, pronounced bozzum by locals who... Read More

Grandfather's Bottom

Grandfather's Bottom

Sunday, May 31, 2015

                 At 10:50 on Sunday 31st May I heard my first cuckoo of 2015, the sound that is traditionally recognised as the first sign of spring. These unique birds visit our shores... Read More

Old Winchester Hill & Beacon Hill

Old Winchester Hill & Beacon Hill

Monday, April 6, 2015

       On Easter Monday I found myself in Soberton with a mind to explore one or two undiscovered gems of Hampshire's Meon Valley. For all of my countless ventures into what is (in my opinion) the most beautiful... Read More

The Wields and Candover Valley

The Wields and Candover Valley

Sunday, March 15, 2015

         On a dreary Sunday in March I did a 16 mile circular from the town of Alresford in Hampshire. It followed a general line to the northeast along a broad ridge of land that visits the two handsome villages... Read More

Calleva Atrebatum

Calleva Atrebatum

Saturday, March 7, 2015

         On a chilly March day I visited a part of Hampshire that has two of our most fascinating historical sites. Just south of the Berkshire border can be found the stately home of Stratfield Saye... Read More

Amberley Wild Brooks - 7 months on from the floods

Amberley Wild Brooks - 7 months on from the floods

Sunday, August 3, 2014

         In February 2014 I took advantage of a rare break in the appalling weather that had blighted much of the country. I struggled to think of many places that hadn't been flooded by the continual storms... Read More

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