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Claire

Welcoming our Winged Summer Migrants

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Most of us think of migrant birds as those that visit our shores in the winter months, to avoid harsher winters in their resident countries. In the summer months, when these winter visitors have left for home, we welcome several other species of birds that come to the UK to rear their young. Many of these birds travel from Africa, making this impressive trip to take advantage of our longer summer daylight hours, our abundance of insects in the spring and summer (ideal chick-fodder!) as well as the UK’s fewer predators.  There’s a good chance of coming across some of these summer visitors whilst out on your iFootpath rambles. Here are a few of our favourites to look and listen out for…

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Claire

What is your Local Park worth to you?

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Local parks are many things to many people. They act as safe havens for children to play, open spaces for dogs (and their owners) to socialise, training grounds for would-be athletes, places of escape for office-workers and communal gardens for apartment-dwellers. They also perform a vital role as a network of green spaces and corridors that allow birds, insects and other wildlife to spread and thrive. So how do you put a price on all that? Fields in Trust, a charity that champions and protects our green spaces, has done just that, through a detailed piece of research. The answer is a huge £34 billion and the details behind this are fascinating…

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Claire

Seven Sweltering Summer Facts

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After what has felt like an endless winter, at last summer is on the horizon. Love it or loathe it, we are heading into those months defined by lighter evenings, BBQs, flip-flops, beaches and ice-creams. It’s that time of year when you can almost feel nature growing beneath your feet and see it bursting all around. One of my favourite things about the summer months is that it is much simpler to go out walking; there is no need to wrap up in layer after layer of outer clothes, no muddy boots to clean when you get home and no muddy dog to contend with (well, unless she has sniffed out a year-round swamp somewhere!). To help get you in the mood, here are seven sweltering facts about the summer season…

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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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