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Honing observation skills with walking

Surely one of the greatest joys of walking is its ability to hone our observation skills.
I’ve loved being outside all my life, and for the last 17 years that passion has played it’s part in my efforts contributing

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New – Kings of Wessex – Making a trail

Smatterings of frost glistened as David and I packed a rucksack, picked up our boots, Dictaphone, notebook and camera and headed for the Dorset and Somerset borders, with the intent of creating and testing a new trail.

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Walking The Cotswolds

At this time of year the fields of barley (with its long wispy delicate whiskers) and wheat are starting to turn and ripen. Barley changes beautifully from its vibrant green to a light beige. And wheat, standing tall and proudly

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Dorset Royal Chase – New walking trip

It was a small but interesting party who set off keenly on Saturday morning to walk through North Dorset’s spectacular countryside in England.

Julia Killick (CBE) and Lynn Bann are Foot Trails newest volunteer trail guides, responsible for walking our

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A right pea souper

We emerge from our car into a right pea souper. Fog hangs like a white veil across the wintry countryside. Everything looks hazy. Soon fine droplets start clinging to our hair and clothes forming a white layer.

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Walking – It can take commitment

I love my work for Foot Trails. But often after an active week I’m more than ready for a walk myself.

And that’s just what I mean by today’s subject title. Walking. Sometimes it takes commitment. Because it does.

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A Georgian Wander for Anna

I moved to Bath all of two weeks ago to start my journey with Foot Trails. Christmas shopping trips and city centre lunches left me feeling I had seen most of the city, with not an awful lot left to

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