Walking the Cotswold Way: North Nibley to Old Sodbury

This was the hardest day on the Cotswold Way for me. I woke feelng weary, despite what felt like a good night’s sleep. I struggled through breakfast, not feeling like eating, knowing that I had to put something in my stomach to fuel my legs. We started the day slowly, climbing up out of North …

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Walking the Cotswold Way: Cleeve Hill to Seven Springs

Today was an easier day. The temperature has dropped and we didn't have as far to walk. We woke refreshed after a comfortable night's sleep and ate a hearty breakfast, with tasty homemade treats. Packed lunch in our bags we set off, glad to avoid the road and head straight up onto Cleeve Common. Before …

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Random acts of wildness you can do to help nature

It’s halfway through the #30dayswild challenge. This year I’m focusing on spending time outside, enjoying the natural world and immersing myself in nature, in my own garden and beyond in what I’m sharing on social media and in my blog, but there are lots of everyday actions that we can all do to help nature, …

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Helping to make our street hedgehog friendly

Today's random act of wildness was something a little different. I've delivered a hedgehog SOS to all the houses in my street. I've made cards with a picture of one of our visiting hedgehogs on the front.  Inside is the following wording:  Hello Neighbours, Did you know we have hedgehogs visiting our road every evening? …

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On the trail of a mysterious bird

Bracken owl, churn owl, churr owl, dewfall hawk, dorr hawk, goatsucker, eve churr, eve jar, evening jar, fern owl, gnat hawk, goat chaffer, goat owl, jar owl, lich fowl, moth hawk, moth owl, night churr, night crow, night hawk, night swallow, Puckeridge, razor grinder, scissors grinder, screech hawk, spinner. The bird we gathered here in …

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