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Essential Nature Walk along the Taw estuary at Fremington Quay

A quiet and peaceful morning walking in congenial company. It is hard to believe that just a generation or two back,  Fremington Quay was the busiest port between Bristol and Land’s End, largely importing coal and exporting ball clay. Not … Continue reading

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I Want to be Alone

I don’t really want to be alone, not totally! But there are times when I do feel the need to get away from noisy everyday life and all of its craziness, and just wander alone in the landscape.  This wandering … Continue reading

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Budleigh Salterton: a Springtime Idyll

Below is a selection of quick photos taken on a recent visit to the south of Devon,  meeting two of our Essential Nature friends for a perfect springtime day out. First, the train journey from north to south of the county … Continue reading

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Scattered Memories

Some more images from last week’s Heddon’s Mouth walk –  these above by Paula Newbery, including one sketch that did not get too wet! These by Michelle Wilkinson. It is fascinating to see our different experiences of the same place and situation.

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Heddon’s Mouth: walking in pensive mood

An Essential Nature walk along Heddon Valley from the Hunter’s Inn to the coast and back. We arrived in that dense fine sort of rain that soaks right through you and feels like being in a cloud. It was a … Continue reading

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Chapel Wood – another Essential Nature Walk

A few days ago, our Essential Nature group visited Chapel Wood, a beautiful area of mostly broadleaf woodland, which is an RSPB Nature Reserve, and within the North Devon Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). From the first moment, … Continue reading

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Fremington Quay: Essential Nature Walk

A dull rainy day – I ‘d been concerned that our meeting place might be a little crowded, it being holiday season, when apparently the population of Devon and Cornwall doubles, and I can well believe it. But I needn’t … Continue reading

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In the Woods – Essential Nature Walk

We had a lovely morning exploring Bucks Valley Woods, slowing down, becoming quiet, and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of trees. We absorbed the quiet sounds of the breeze high in the canopy, the trickling water of the stream below… … Continue reading

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Remembering Bystock Nature Reserve…

Whilst still in the mood for sorting out lost photo treasures etc. – I stumbled upon a bunch of images (buried in my Flickr account) from an Essential Nature visit to Bystock Nature Reserve near Exmouth, South Devon. Our visit … Continue reading

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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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