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Claire

Discover York: The 2018 Best Place to Live in the UK

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This weekend saw the announcement of this year’s Sunday Times annual coveted award of Best Place to Live in the UK. The lucky overall winner for 2018 is the city of York. As the Sunday Times explains, this mini metropolis has a rich history and grand ambitions to be one of the best-connected hubs in Europe, with cool cafes, destination restaurants and innovative companies. So why not discover a slice of what York has to offer, with these two iFootpath walks…

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Claire

Join the Big Spring Beach Clean 2018

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The problem of ocean plastic pollution is coming into the ever-sharper focus of public attention, with images of vast floating plastic rafts and injured fish and mammals shocking the nation. Many of us may be wondering what we can do to help. Well you need wonder no more, this April there is the perfect opportunity to get involved with the Big Spring Beach Clean 2018…

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The Intriguing World of Pub Signs

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Pubs signs are a familiar sight across the whole of the UK in towns, cities and villages. As well as acting as an invitation to today's travellers and local residents, they can give us clues to the age of the buildings they advertise, and many also tell tales of fascinating British history and folklore…
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Claire

Help Protect our Sheep and Lambs

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Spring is in the air and it won’t be long until lambs frolicking in the fields is a common sight. Sadly, this is also the time of year when sheep and lambs often suffer stress, injury or even death at the hands of walkers. There are some really simple guidelines you can follow when walking near sheep to ensure you don’t contribute to this growing problem…

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Claire

Plans unveiled for new Northern Forest

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The Woodland Trust and The Community Forest Trust have together announced exciting plans for the development of a new Northern Forest. With plans to plant 50 million trees over the next 25 years, the Northern Forest will stretch from Liverpool across to Hull, with the M62 at its spine…

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Claire

Three Sounds of Early Spring

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February is upon us and with it comes the promise of spring just around the corner. The nights are getting shorter and there are already more daylight hours to enjoy the great outdoors. Of course, we are not the only ones that react to the coming change of season, wildlife up and down the country is already preparing itself for the warmer days. Here are three key early spring sounds that you should be listening out for during your walks in February and March…
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