This 3-hour circular route leads us through the historic heart of the town before heading out into the surrounding countryside and the South Downs National Park.
A glimpse of red or a flash of yellow as a pair of butterflies dance around your head. They can be hard to identify as they flutter by and all you really see is a fleeting blur of wings. I started identifying butterflies in earnest nearly forty years ago when I was...
Foraging is a great way to reconnect with nature. It teaches us about our local environment while instilling in us a sense of stewardship be it in a city park or the open countryside. Here are my notes on responsible and safe foraging.
One of the simplest ways to use foraged sloe berries is to make them into a syrup. Here are my tips about finding and identifying sloes and how to make this tasty syrup.
Late summer and early autumn is a great time to go foraging in the countryside for wild berries. Here’s my easy recipe for a healthy wild blackberry smoothie.
This two and a half-hour walk takes us through the Sussex countryside into the South Downs National Park and along a glorious tree tunnel. The route then climbs uphill to a restored windmill with panoramic views across the South Downs.
This one and a half-hour walk on the flat leads from one ancient Sussex village through the fields, passing hedgerows laden in autumn berries, to another equally old village and a beautiful church that is over a thousand years old. Along the way, we’ll see some lovely flint and thatched cottages and learn about local history and folklore.
All you need to know about foraging and using marsh samphire plus my favourite marsh samphire recipe, roasted new potatoes.