The Lowest Place in the UK

I’d been meaning to take a trip to the Great Fen for a while, so one day in July off I went. There are a number of parts to the Great Fen, but the two main areas are Holme Fen and Woodwalton Fen. Holme Fen has been on TV a few times, showcasing the landscape restoration and the…

A Day in The Washes

Summer isn’t really the best time to visit the washes if you’re looking for birds, it’s the time of year when they’re at the driest, the least birds are around and the ones that are there are generally hiding in the tall vegetation. However, it’s a good time of year for insects and the RSPB Ouse Washes reserve is somewhere I’ve been meaning to go for a while, so in July I decided to head off there for a day.

Short Wood and Southwick Wood

Very late with this one! I mentioned in my 30 Days Wild post that for the final weekend of June I decided to go to somewhere I hadn’t been before. So on that weekend I headed off to a Wildlife Trusts nature reserve near Oundle that comprises two woodlands called Short Wood and Southwick Wood, with a meadow and…

First Trip of 2016

I’m a bit late posting this as the trip was back at the start on April (I’ve back-dated the post accordingly), but better late than never eh? Extensive quantities of rain and some local flooding meant that despite plans to the contrary I didn’t managed to get out anywhere over the winter. However, spring brought better weather so for…

New Adventures: A Look Back At 2015, Part 3

One day in 2014, whilst looking through photos scanned from my old films,  I had found a photo of Malham Cove. It was a photo I’d taken when I’d last been to the Yorkshire Dales, 20 years earlier!

New Places: A Look Back At 2015, Part 2

In 2014 the Prince’s Countryside Fund had run big social media campaign around National Countryside Week, their annual awareness week. The challenge had been to walk a “country mile” and post up a “walkie” photo of you out on your walk. This had proved to be hugely popular!

New Beginnings: A Look Back At 2015, Part 1

Looking back, 2015 was probably my most enjoyed year for a long time: a year of learning; of new opportunities and experiences; a year of new adventures. So I’m kicking off 2016 and a new website with a look back at everything that happened last year.