Peter Lovett
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Tess' Circular from Newhaven, 16 September 2021

The happy group by St Andrew's church Bishopstone cheerfully lead by Tess in perfect weather.Click on a picture to expand it.Descending towards Bishopstone.…See More
17 hours ago
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Mission accomplished: dozens of orchids seen today

After visiting the Saxon church at Pycombe, this three miles walk took the group up into the mist and low cloud. Black cows and calves loomed into view and took no notice of us. New to the hill was a group of young steers, which were inquisitive and stood and stared as we walked amongst them.With no views, the group posed at the trig’ point on the summitThey were quick to…See More
Sep 9
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PROW Volunteer Rangers busy building bridges

WSCC Public Rights of Way Volunteer Rangers have commenced work today in Westup wood off Deaks Lane near Pondtail cottage, north of Ansty, building a new bridge.Hundredweights of ballast and cement needed to be carried to the site for concrete foundations -- lacking on the broken bridge. Tomorrow, hopefully the new bridge itself will be manhandled in position. These guys don't need to lift weights in a gym. Building bridges is more fun. And they have eleven more to build after this one.…See More
Sep 7
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Aug 29
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Nature Walk: Butterflies and maybe the orchid, Autumn Lady's tresses, Wednesday 11 August 2021, 4.5 miles

This leisurely 4.5 miles circular walk over Newtimber Hill has 224m of ascent and descent.Leaving from the "old A23 cul-de-sac" at Pycombe, we walk up the road and take the footbridge over the A23 to Wayfield Farm Coffee shop for a coffee break.  Suitably refreshed, we amble up to the west facing ridge with stunning views over Poynings and the Downs for…See More
Aug 8
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Aug 6
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Blues blown away on the Chalk Hills above Firle on Thursday 5th August 2021

Terry and Wendy lead 12 wind-blown members of Brighton and Hove Ramblers from Firle up and along the Downs on a blustery, six miles circular walk on 5th August.  The views were great.  And there were no blues amongst this happy band.On the north facing slope, sheltered somewhat from the 20mph southern wind, there were dozens and dozens of blues though: Chalkhill blue…See More
Aug 6
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Friends of Wolstonbury Hill: a good pull on a Saturday morning

Please see https://youtu.be/rdNWqIR3tug for the activity on the hill on Saturday 24 July 2021.The next conservation work party can be seen at http://www.wolstonbury.com/The Pride of Sussex, our county flower is spectacular and abundant right now.It will be…See More
Jul 25
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Pulborough Brooks nature walk today

Egg-laying Southern Hawker dragonfly, above and a Common Blue Damselfly below more pic's at https://sussexrambler.blogspot.com/See More
Jul 15
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Nature Walks

Just four BAH Ramblers were on the Knepp walk on Friday 2 July 2021. No Purple Emperors were sighted but lots of other natural history was.  Here are a few pic's: many more pic's at https://sussexrambler.blogspot.com/…See More
Jul 4
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Orchid walk: on the fly. Thursday 10th June 2021

The "Friends of Wolstonbury", http://www.wolstonbury.com/dates.htm were out in the rain today maintaining many steep flights of steps on Wolstonbury Hill, where, as the Early-purple orchids start to fade so Common-spotted', Twayblades and Butterfly orchids emerge.  And the tiny Fly orchids,…See More
Jun 4
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Butterfly and more orchids walk, Thursday 27 May 2021

The weather forecast looks favourable to see some butterflies on Thursday. A different route is planned from 12 days previously, which you can see at https://www.outdooractive.com/en/routeplanner/?fromtmpl=210596696 However, there is an escape route. You could…See More
May 25
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May 20
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BAHR Ladies delighted to see hundreds of Early-spiders...

Janice photographing Early-spider orchids on Castle Hill National Nature Reserve.Early-spider orchids: Wendy counted 70 flowers on a c.100m transept.  We also saw dozens more across the valley on Bullock Hill from the bridleway.…See More
May 20
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Eleven survivors from Peter L's nature walk

Thirteen naturalists boldly braving the weather, strode up from Pycombe old A23 cul-de-sac to the summit of the first hill. From 15 registrants there was a couple of pre-advised no shows and a couple of retirees after stile four.The remaining eleven…See More
May 15
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May 11

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Tess' Circular from Newhaven, 16 September 2021

Posted on September 16, 2021 at 18:00 0 Comments

The happy group by St Andrew's church Bishopstone cheerfully lead by Tess in perfect weather.

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Descending towards Bishopstone.…

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Mission accomplished: dozens of orchids seen today

Posted on September 9, 2021 at 19:30 0 Comments

After visiting the Saxon church at Pycombe, this three miles walk took the group up into the mist and low cloud. Black cows and calves loomed into view and took no notice of us. New to the hill was a group of young steers, which were inquisitive and stood and stared as we walked amongst them.

With no views, the group posed at the trig’ point on…

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PROW Volunteer Rangers busy building bridges

Posted on September 7, 2021 at 17:18 0 Comments

WSCC Public Rights of Way Volunteer Rangers have commenced work today in Westup wood off Deaks Lane near Pondtail cottage, north of Ansty, building a new bridge.
Hundredweights of ballast and cement needed to be carried to the site for concrete foundations -- lacking on the broken bridge. Tomorrow, hopefully the new bridge itself will be manhandled in position. These guys don't need to lift weights in a gym. Building bridges is more fun. And they have…
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satisfaction guaranteed* for BAHR September 9th nature walk as Autumn Lady's-tresses photographed this morning.

Posted on August 29, 2021 at 15:30 0 Comments

Wolstonbury Hill 29th August 2021:
*so long as not trampled or eaten in the meantime.
more pic's at…
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