Peter Lovett's Announcements (18)

Tess' Circular from Newhaven, 16 September 2021

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

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Descending towards Bishopstone.…


Added by Peter Lovett on September 16, 2021 at 18:00 — No Comments

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…


Added by Peter Lovett on September 9, 2021 at 19:30 — No Comments

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…

Added by Peter Lovett on September 7, 2021 at 17:18 — No Comments

satisfaction guaranteed* for BAHR September 9th nature walk as Autumn Lady's-tresses photographed this morning.

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

Added by Peter Lovett on August 29, 2021 at 15:30 — No Comments

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…

Added by Peter Lovett on August 8, 2021 at 11:27 — No Comments

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…

Added by Peter Lovett on August 6, 2021 at 6:57 — No Comments

Friends of Wolstonbury Hill: a good pull on a Saturday morning

Please see for the activity on the hill on Saturday 24 July 2021.

The next conservation work party can be seen at

The Pride of Sussex, our county flower is…


Added by Peter Lovett on July 25, 2021 at 14:00 — No Comments

Pulborough Brooks nature walk today

Egg-laying Southern Hawker dragonfly, above and a Common Blue Damselfly below

more pic's at …


Added by Peter Lovett on July 15, 2021 at 18:56 — No Comments

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…


Added by Peter Lovett on July 4, 2021 at 9:30 — No Comments

Orchid walk: on the fly. Thursday 10th June 2021

The "Friends of Wolstonbury", 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…


Added by Peter Lovett on June 4, 2021 at 16:30 — No Comments

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 

However, there is…


Added by Peter Lovett on May 25, 2021 at 15:00 — No Comments

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…


Added by Peter Lovett on May 20, 2021 at 16:54 — No Comments

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…


Added by Peter Lovett on May 15, 2021 at 17:24 — No Comments

Wendy's walk route from 6 May 2021

Please see for this delightful route.

Added by Peter Lovett on May 7, 2021 at 7:53 — No Comments

Nature walk: Green-winged orchids, Bluebells and Damsel' & Dragonflies. Tuesday 27 April 2021

This is a delightful walk of 4.6 miles starting from near All Saints church in Church Lane, Danehill, grid reference TQ402274,    Park in Church Road (click link for map).…

Added by Peter Lovett on April 25, 2021 at 12:23 — No Comments

Erica's walk route from Thursday 22 April 2021

Please see for the route of this fabulous walk.

Added by Peter Lovett on April 23, 2021 at 10:41 — No Comments

2 miles walk around the beautiful Cowdray Forest: 2 places currently free for Wednesday 21 April

Lmited to six people this is a lovely two miles, one hour walk through the "permissive walking" Cowdray Forest. One place left as of 14:00hr 20 April.
Email if interested to join, meet 10:45, leave 10:59hr.
TQ306330 is the parking place 200 yards from the junction of B2110 (handcross road)…

Added by Peter Lovett on April 19, 2021 at 14:00 — No Comments

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