Category Archives: Countryside

Short break? Enjoy a stream-side walk near Midhurst

Midhurst lies almost exactly on the geological boundary between the South Downs and the West Weald. Most bed and breakfast guests head for the wide-open, dry and largely treeless South Downs, but the Weald, with its ancient forest and steep … Continue reading

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A Walk on the South Downs

Nearly everyone who visits this part of the world has at least one walk on the South Downs, often along a part of the South Downs Way, or just rambling over the hills. Being lucky enough to live here, I … Continue reading

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The Moss Vandal(s) of Chithurst

  Not long ago I wrote about the varied and luxuriant mosses growing on an old bridge wall. (An Ancient Church, A Mossy Bridge in Chithurst). This is how the bridge looked then. A tiny forest of moss!   Today … Continue reading

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Wildlife Doorways

Walking today in the coppiced hangers (hillsides) north of Midhurst, this is what I found: a tiny wild-life doorway in the wire mesh fencing …. And then I saw another, which is my favourite … How cute is that?  I … Continue reading

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One very good, rather personal, reason to love the Downs

Probably most of us have a magic place in their past that represents something important. I hope its true that everyone has such a place.  It is true for me, and it’s this place, in East Meon, near Petersfield, in … Continue reading

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