Skipwith Common is a National Nature Reserve and SSSI near York and one of the last remaining areas of northern lowland heath in England. Most of the valley around York was once lowland heath but now only three sites remain. ….
Category: Location Spotlight
I recently visited Swithland Wood SSSI (a nature reserve designated as being of particularly special scientific interest) on the way back to Warwick from a work trip. I put the route into Google maps and hunted along it for a ….
Late summer visit (September) I discovered this Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (WWT) nature reserve whilst on the hunt for a good source of blackberries. I’ve been going through a bit of a apple crumble phase and the one thing that improves ….
When you’re bombing it down the A30 into deepest Cornwall you are guaranteed to pass Halvana Plantation. It is situated near Altarnun and borders the edge of Bodmin Moor. The dark, foreboding mass of trees is bound to make you ….
The fishing boat crests a new wave, and balances for a split second before crashing down into the trough. On deck, the two sailors desperately fight to keep the boat afloat whilst attempting to steer for the sheltered harbour. Its ….
My last long-distance cycle of the year was from Bournemouth to the Isle of Portland and back. The Isle is an interesting place, though a few locations have a cloudy history to sort through. My cycle mainly took in Church ….