Tag Archives: walking

Fleeting Impressions: Knowing my Place

Over the last month or so, I have been making little explorations around my home ground. Not going very far afield. 6.7.18 BUCKS VALLEY WOODS – hoverflies After the long, dry, sunny summer: flowers, birds, butterflies, verdant greenery – I … Continue reading

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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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A Short Walk to the Coast Road

Walking down Churchill Way, I could hear the birds singing in the treetops, unperturbed by the noise of traffic below. At Bloody Corner I encountered a large group of people who were obviously on a conducted tour. They were gathered … Continue reading

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Following the Path

I was heading towards the track where we walked at the weekend through part of Northam – starting at Goats Hill Road, a road flanked by a somewhat superior housing development on one side and a less superior one on … Continue reading

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A Short Clifftop Walk

Strolling along the Southwest Coast Path from Westward Ho!, I wasn’t sure whether it was going to rain or not. Neither were the cows, for some were standing up and others lying down.   I didn’t take many photos, as … Continue reading

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Castle Mound by the Library: urban landscape

It stands proud and defiant, after nearly a thousand years – outside the public library on the flat expanse of  green grass known as Castle Green. Apart from the library – a handsome brick building very much in keeping with the character of the town, it … Continue reading

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Essential Nature: Walk at Watersmeet

A few memories  from our Essential Nature walk at Watersmeet last Saturday: photo: Pauline Dyer ————- On this lovely September morning We have come together To walk in quiet harmony, Exploring the green heart of the wood; Becoming aware of … 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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Bickleton Wood: A breath of fresh air

Yesterday, to Bickleton Wood – a clear crisp day after a lot of dull very cold weather. It was sunny, with just a slight sharp breeze under the trees. I walked into the stillness. Gradually the noise of ‘civilisation’ in … 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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