Cold, bright weather – a perfect time for walking

It looks as if we are heading into a spell of cold and bright weather here in the west country. Especially at this time of year it provides a wonderful climate for walking and I intend to make the most of it this weekend, heading out to the Mendips for a ramble. Exact destination notContinue reading “Cold, bright weather – a perfect time for walking”

Conserving the Quantocks after Brexit

The mist enveloped the trees as I set out on a walk through Great Wood in the Quantocks. The autumnal environment of multi-coloured trees set the scene but this was augmented by conifers, established as part of this Forestry Commission mixed woodland. The trees stood tall and proud, pushing their way up through the mistyContinue reading “Conserving the Quantocks after Brexit”

We have no time to stand and stare

I was driving down the long trackway from Duart Castle, home to the Clan MaClean  on the Isle of Mull, when Holly, who was sitting in the passenger seat, suddenly called out, pointing to the sky. I stopped the car and grabbed the binoculars. The excitement was palpable as we both realised it was aContinue reading “We have no time to stand and stare”