Category Archives: Walking

3 short local walks: how I spend my days here

 26 Sep- Northam Burrows Driving along alone,  tide coming in, I open my window and catch cows’ sweet scent. I arrive at the tip of the Burrows, and sit quietly, looking out across the estuary to Appledore. An elderly woman drives up … Continue reading

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Wonder-walking at Heddon’s Mouth

I try to pick a new beautiful place along the North Devon coast each time we go out, but Heddon’s Mouth is one of our favourites – so this is the third time we have been there. (It is helped … Continue reading

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A November Walk in the Woods

Paula, Jann and I walked in Chapel Wood, near Braunton: an area of ancient woodland densely covering a steep rounded hill. You reach it by crossing a field a little way off the A361. I was glad of the opportunity … Continue reading

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Essential Nature at Bucks Mills

A group of us had a great time exploring Chapel Wood last month whilst Linda was away. Today we arrived at Bucks Mills – a small secluded village further along the rugged North Devon coastline, and surrounded by dense woodland. … Continue reading

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River, Rocks, Woods, Ocean

We had a wonderful long quiet misty day exploring the woodland and beach of the Torridge estuary at Northam, followed by Michelle’s profoundly relaxing studio movement workshop. Here she is, connecting with the distinctive rock face of this part of the world. … Continue reading

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Essential Haiku

One of our art walking group, Anne Wilkinson, writes a haiku for every walk she comes on. I thought you would like to see just a few of these beautiful mementos. Plant Walk at Braunton BurrowsWarm, still summer airRustling grasses … Continue reading

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Heddon’s Mouth: we love it here

 video still – Linda Gordon Last weekend we revisited the natural unspoilt beauty of the Heddon Valley at Heddon’s Mouth, Exmoor. Fabulous spring weather in this steep wooded valley, with the continual sound of birdsong and rushing water from the fast-moving stream.  At the … Continue reading

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Torridge Estuary Easter 2012

… from Linda. If you are wondering why I am calling myself Mr Throughstones on this video – it is because I lost access to my username on Youtube, and that was the nearest alternative I could get! http://www.essentialnature.org.uk ArtWalking … Continue reading

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Art Walk in North Devon

Our next Art Walk will be on Saturday April 21st, 2012 when we will be revisiting Heddon’s Mouth. Last time we were there, we nearly got blown away by winter storms – dramatic and exciting – but this time we are … Continue reading

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Going with the Flow: Indigo Skies

The weather forecast had been terrible and with great reluctance I had to cancel the walking art workshop. Walking in the rain and wind – that’s ok and can be fun and exhilarating – but the creative activities I had … Continue reading

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