Nore Wood ancient woodland walk

Nore Wood ancient woodland walk

A 3.7-mile walk through beautiful bluebell woods in spring and fall foliage in autumn with stunning views and a folly along the way. Download our free, printable PDF for full instructions for this circular woodland walk.

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Butterflies of the South Downs

Butterflies of the South Downs

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...

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Dos and Don’ts of Foraging in the UK

Dos and Don’ts of Foraging in the UK

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.

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Sloe Syrup Recipe

Sloe Syrup Recipe

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.

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Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

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.

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Halnaker Tree Tunnel Walk to a Sussex Windmill

Halnaker Tree Tunnel Walk to a Sussex Windmill

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.

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Sussex Villages and Hedgerows Walk

Sussex Villages and Hedgerows Walk

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.

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