Walking the Cotswold Way: King’s Stanley to North Nibley

After another hot night, and breakfast accompanied by the resident, and very pretty, cat, we left our bed and breakfast ready to tackle another long day on the Cotswold Way.  We made our way back to the route of the Cotswold Way, climbing steeply to reach the escarpment once more. We soon gained views out …

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Walking the Cotswold Way: Seven Springs to Painswick

Today was another tough day of walking. We started from Seven Springs, a lift provided back to where we had finished yesterday by our host. We spent last night at the beautiful Detmore House, a wonderful place to stay. Our day's walking started with two hills, Hartley Hill followed by Leckhampton Hill. It was easy …

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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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Grassland plants, small mammal surveying and building nesting posts

Another day of our fascinating National Trust Working Holiday at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. Another rather damp day, feet squelching, recording sheets sticking together, ink smudging. Despite the weather it was a great day. We started early again, out checking the mammal traps in the Wetlands from 7.30am.  Some damp and sleepy voles greeted us …

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