Wye Valley Views
It takes a visitor to show the locals the wonderful Chilterns views
If a tree falls in Ashridge Forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Shaking myself out of the winter slumber, I headed into Ashridge during the recent unseasonably warm weather. The forest was full with noisy life shaking off a winter slumber. The ambient light is washed out…
Breaking the Bias
The Trail inspires artists, writers, and historians, who between them, enable us to better interpret the collective story and appreciate this wonderful national asset.
A Snowdrop of Spring
Not really spring, but that testing time in-between winter and spring when we dare to hope that warm, sunshine-filled days are not far away. February is the month when we see a smorgasbord of emerging colour; yellow aconites and daffodils, purple crocuses and best of all, clumps of white snowdrops. They can be found across…
January is a tough month; days are short, whilst the year yawns ahead. Slipping and sliding through the thick mud along favourite countryside trails is not very appealing. We hunker down until April, when spring should be firmly established and the ground firmer. Photography may not be top of mind either, too much grey and…
Like sardines, starlings are iridescent, shapeshifting units. These seasonal aerial displays, or murmurations are just like the vast migrating families of fish.
An unassuming county, Bedfordshire and the northern Chilterns with their intriguing place names, unusual geology and landscape history, is worth your time.
Tring in Spring
Tring Park is a vast green space that merges comfortably with the market town of Tring, in the northern Chilterns. I am regular visitor to Tring Park where I take Leo and meet with friends to walk. This spring, I have been exploring new routes around the 260 acres, and have discovered paths tucked away…