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British Owls Need Your Ears

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Birds of prey are some of the UK’s most majestic animals and owls hold a special place in many of our hearts. British owls face ongoing challenges with changes to nesting sites, hunting habitats, populations levels of their prey and light pollution. The British Trust for Ornithology is currently running a survey to identify the distribution of Tawny Owls and they need our help…

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Claire

How to Winterproof Your Walks

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Walking in the winter months does present a few extra challenges, but nothing that can’t be overcome with the right equipment. From keeping warm to keeping your feet dry, here we explore the iFootpath’s guide to winter-proofing your walks…

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Claire

Six Reasons to Move Your Exercise Outdoors

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Each New Year, new gym memberships soar as people make resolutions about getting fitter and healthier. A few weeks later, as the novelty wears thin, many people have stopped visiting the gym and are left feeling disillusioned and at a loss. If this rings true for you, why not make March the month when you swap Gym Bunny for Nature Nymph. Getting your exercise outdoors is not only cheaper, it also comes with a wide range of surprising benefits…

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Capture Better Landscape Pictures, 9# Tips to Create Super Results

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We have all done it – taken a picture when out in the beautiful countryside only to be disappointed when we look at it in the cold light of day. You probably feel that the camera did not capture what you saw and felt and, well, it just doesn’t look that good. Now here’s the crunch, a picture that doesn’t communicate your feeling and the moment is less about the camera and the poor light, and more about what you included in the image and how you took it. After all, cooks do not say that the great food they served was because they own an excellent oven and knives. Good photography is like good cooking - more about how and what you do than the tools you use. So, here’s a few tips that may help you create beautiful landscape pictures that you will enjoy sharing with your friends and family.
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Claire

The Ins and Outs of Open Access Land

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If you were asked to plan a ramble in the countryside, you would quite rightly initially think about making use of the extensive network of footpaths and bridleways that criss-cross our land, known as public rights of way. But your options don’t need to stop there. Following new legislation in 2000, there are also a number of areas to explore where you don’t need to stick to the paths…

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Claire

More Woodland Magic: Six More Tales of Forest Folklore

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Following the popularity of last month’s blog which explored tales of legend, superstition and folklore that are associated with our most common native trees, this month we explore six more trees. This time the focus is on hedgerow species and less common trees. Discover a world of fortune, shields, wisdom and love…

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