Nature and Outdoors

Birds of a feather get hot in this weather

Temperature predicated to climb above 30 degrees this week across parts of the UK. While we enjoy the sun, our favourite garden birds, like robins, blue tits and blackbirds could be left struggling as the heat dries up natural water sources. The RSPB is asking people to leave out a …

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This weekend, wake up to the symphony of the Dawn Chorus!

Sunday 3rd May is International Dawn Chorus Day – a day to celebrate the early morning swell of birdsong! In this unprecedented time when many of us have limited access to the outdoors, you only need to open your window to enjoy this natural phenomenon. 40 million birds have disappeared …

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Spring is here! Top ten signs of it in your garden

Spring is now here, and there are signs of it all around us – birds singing, flowers blooming, and being able to go outside without five layers on! The RSPB has collected top ten signs of spring that you may see from your garden: Birds building nests – birds only …

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Woolbeding Gardens – visit before the winter break!

Woolbeding Gardens delight at every turn with distinctive garden rooms set against manicured hedges and thoughtfully composed colour-themed borders. Formal lawns melt into the rural landscape and beyond the meadow, you’ll find a waterfall, gothic summerhouse and enchanting landscape garden. Beyond the boundary of the formal gardens, a short walk …

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One small job=One happy mother!

TMC Fencing. It’s that time of year where the gardens in England look stunning. Flowers are in bloom, the grass is lush and green, potted plants are flourishing and of course everyone is spending a lot more time out in the garden. My mother had recently discovered that she is …

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New Surrey Hills sculpture appears on Farnham Heath

There’s something new and very exciting appeared on Farnham Heath Nature Reserve this Spring and it’s caught the attention of the BBC! ‘The House of Invisible Hands’ is a permanent wooden structure constructed out of oak with walls of chestnut coppice by sculptor Walter Bailey. The inspiration for the piece …

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Walking for Health

I can hear you mutter ‘’all walking is healthy, what is so special about this one?’’ Walking for Health is about organised and risk-assessed short community group walks. It is the name given by Dr William Bird (MBE), who started the first health walks in the early 90s. He felt …

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Maldivian memories made

It has become a way of life now. We spend hours a day scrolling through social media and looking at the most amazing destinations in the world. Looking longingly at these images and thinking, how amazing it would be to go and visit them and experience the beauty in person. …

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Busbridge to Dunsfold Road Cycle

1. With Busbridge Church on your left, set off along Hambledon Road up a gentle gradient until the road becomes blocked. Cross over Home Farm Road and continue along Hambledon Road. After about 100 metres, the gradient turns downhill and you enter a natural gulley with steep sides. After a …

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Our walks are popular… don’t take our word for it though, or Humph’s for that matter!

We have just received this lovely email from this month’s Crondall walk, which will appear online tomorrow and which Humph enjoyed doing before Christmas! Dear Stefan Just to let you know that we did the Crondall walk today, and how much we enjoyed it.  It was just the right length, …

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Local Walking Groups

If you would like to walk with a group, here are some suggestions: Walking for Health Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walks with over 400 active schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. For more information on all their walks, please visit …

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10 Reasons to Love Walking

Could you find time for a brisk 30 min walk daily? The benefits can be truly inspirational, says Linda Routledge In general terms we all know that walking can be a great form of exercise, and the majority of us may well concede that we don’t walk nearly enough. Whilst …

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River Wey Navigations

Seasonal notes from Robert Craig, St. Catherine’s Lengthsman, River Wey Navigations It is always enjoyable watching the transition from winter to spring on the river. I keep a look out during the first three months of the New Year for indicators, such as particular flowers, that herald the beginning of …

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