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Eight Christmas Gift Ideas for Walkers


As we head towards Christmas, many of us are thinking about buying and giving gifts. I always like to make sure I give gifts that are useful and will be loved, as there’s nothing worse than seeing all the unwanted gifts that end up in landfill every year. I will be creating a wish list so that my closest friends and relatives have ideas of the things that will be treasured by me, making sure they don’t waste their hard-earned cash. Here’s some of the items featuring on my walking Christmas wish list…

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Woodland Magic: Six Tales of Forest Folklore


Woodlands are one of my favourite places to walk, they are surely one of the best environments to appreciate the diversity of the seasons. All year round they seem to be bursting with life. From carpets of spring flowers to dense summer canopies and golden autumn colours to frosted winter branches, there is something magical to enjoy throughout the seasons. Delve behind this magic and you will discover the many tales of legend, superstition and folklore that are associated with our native trees…

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Four Types of Camera, Which one Works Best for You?

Olympus PEN-F

Have you wondered what camera would be best for you when in the outdoors? Should you use a smartphone or upgrade to a compact, DSLR or mirrorless camera?

This blog post is my personal view of which cameras are best for taking pictures when you are in the outdoors, based on my own experience and the research I did when recently buying a camera.

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Young Golden Eagles Boost Population


Golden eagles are without doubt one of Britain’s most majestic and awe-inspiring birds. A long-awaited project in the south of Scotland is now underway, to help boost the population. In the coming years, if this project succeeds, walkers will have an increased chance of seeing these glorious birds in south Scotland and perhaps even across the border in England or Wales…

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Welcoming Greater Protection for Ancient Woodland


Woodlands are a walker’s friend. They offer shade from the sun, shelter from the rain, carpets of bluebells in the spring, a kaleidoscope of colour in the autumn and even chance to challenge the kids with some tree climbing. Aside from this self-centred view, they are an irreplaceable environmental resource and so it is great news that Planning Policy has just been strengthened to ensure they receive more protection. Find out how these changes will help us all, both now and in the future…

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UK Heatwave reveals Hidden Landscapes


With such an unusually long stretch of hot and dry weather across most of the UK during June and July, the ground is drying out to a much greater level than usual. This has its pros and cons plus some surprising effects. Walkers are enjoying mud-free paths, gardeners and farmers are struggling to keep their land watered, whilst historians and archaeologists are getting excited about ghostly shapes appearing in the ground across the country. Discover the hidden historic landscapes that have been revealed by aerial photography during this heatwave…

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