animals

Marmot

Marmots

I have been lucky enough to see Marmots in both the Alps and the Rocky Mountains. They are truly a cheeky, clever and fascinating creature to watch. Did you know that marmots are a type of squirrel? Well they are! This lovely looking animal is a ground squirrel, and is actually the heaviest member of …

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Snelsmore Common, Donnington Castle & Bagnor

Overview County: Berkshire Area: Snelsmore Common Country Park, Bagnor and Winterbourne (just north of Newbury) Distance: 7.5 miles Time: 4hrs Refreshments: Little refreshment hut at the parking of Snelsmore (not reliable), pub in Bagnor. This is a lovely walk to do in Berkshire when it’s not too hot as most of the walk is out …

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Crimson Clover

Brimpton and Hampshire Border Forests

County: Hampshire/Berkshire Area: Ashford Hill, Wasing Place and Brimpton Distance: 7 Miles Time: 4hours Refreshments: Yes – pubs in villages A 7 mile walk in the relatively unknown and quiet countryside of the Hampshire/Berkshire border is perfect for a sunny day. Normally my day walks are much longer than this, but 7 miles is a …

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Walking Activity A-Z

Yes we may be in lockdown, and missing our normal lifestyles, but there are things of interest that you can still do. This walking activity is great for people of all ages, trust me it’s tried and tested!  Think you know your A-Z? Well this idea will test your imagination, observation skills, and patience all …

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