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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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South Downs Way

South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is a beautiful National Trail running through the South Downs National Park. It is one of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the UK. The trail can be completed on foot, bike or horse – so lots of options to get on the trail and see the beautiful chalky escarpments …

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Swiss Alps: The Gasterntal and Klus Gorge hike

Distance: 13km Refreshments: Selden (start of walk), Hotel Waldhaus (midway through) and then back in Kandersteg This is a lovely walk, going down the canyon, the Klus Gorge and back to Kandersteg. Following a river all the way down made it easy to navigate and added to the sense of serenity. Having been to Canada …

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Switzerland – Bernese Oberland – Swiss Alps

Why Switzerland? Switzerland, a mountainous country in central Europe with lots of lakes, alpine villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Famous for its chocolate and being home to numerous excellent ski resorts and hiking trails – who wouldn’t want to visit this country and the Swiss Alps! Well, myself and my friend, Catherine, …

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Four Downland Villages Walk

County: Berkshire Area: Brightwalton, Peasemore, Leckhampstead, Chaddleworth Distance: 9.6 miles Time: 4.5hrs Refreshments: Pubs in Peasemore and Leckhampstead This is a lovely walk through 4 picturesque downland villages, each with their own unique character. It passes through a lot of arable and pastureland, with nice wide paths. There are some longish sections on country lanes, …

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