swiss alps – Daubensee Lake Hike

Day 2: Daubensee Distance: 15km Refreshments: Bottom and top of the cable car, and at Hotel Schwarenbach on the route. This walk is amongst the high peaks and takes you to Daubensee, a lovely lake amongst the mountains. We knew the weather was foreca...

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Jul 29, 2020
Swiss Alps – Allmenalp Hike

Area: Allmenalp Distance: 20km Refreshments: Restaurant at the top of the cable car, and a few dotted along the route. But none are guaranteed to be open. Kandersteg, in the heart of the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps, offers a plethora of choic...

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Jul 26, 2020
Switzerland – Bernese Oberland – Swiss Alps

Why Switzerland? Switzerland, a mountainous country in central Europe with lots of lakes, alpine villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Famous for its chocolate and being home to numerous excellent ski resorts and hiking trails – who wouldn’t want...

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Jul 24, 2020
Four Downland Villages Walk

County: Berkshire Area: Brightwalton, Peasemore, Leckhampstead, Chaddleworth Distance: 9.6 miles Time: 4.5hrs Refreshments: Pubs in Peasemore and Leckhampstead This is a lovely walk through 4 picturesque downland villages, each with their own unique...

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Jul 20, 2020
Stanford Dingley Walk

County: Berkshire Area: Stanford Dingley, between Newbury and Theale Distance: 5.1km / 3.2miles Time: 1hr 15mins Refreshments: Two Pubs in Stanford Dingley Stanford Dingley This is a lovely short circular walk from Stanford Dingley. The village gets...

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Jul 07, 2020
Barley Mow to Odiham Paddle

Basingstoke Canal Overview The Basingstoke Canal stretches for 32 miles in total, from Greywell village in Hampshire to Woodham in Surrey. The scenery of the canal varies a lot, which adds to the interest of it. In Surrey you have the flights of lock...

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Jun 30, 2020
National Insect Week

This week, 22nd – 28th June, is National Insect Week. This biennial event, organised by the Royal Entomology Society, encourages us to realise and understand the importance of these small creatures. During the alternate year, the Royal Entomology soc...

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Jun 23, 2020
Azores

Ever heard of the Azores? Well, I have to admit that when we chose them as our summer walking holiday destination, I hadn’t! Or at least I might have heard of them but couldn’t have told you where they were. And that seemed to be true of everyone I t...

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Jun 19, 2020
Snelsmore Common, Donnington Castle & Bagnor

Overview County: Berkshire Area: Snelsmore Common Country Park, Bagnor and Winterbourne (just north of Newbury) Distance: 7.5 miles Time: 4hrs Refreshments: Little refreshment hut at the parking of Snelsmore (not reliable), pub in Bagnor. This is a l...

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Jun 18, 2020
Scavenger Hunt

Looking for something fun to do outside with your children, friends or even just to motivate yourself? Well look no further than a scavenger hunt. There are plenty out there if you look on the internet; however, I recently did one by iPhotography. No...

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Jun 13, 2020