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Another update

Friday, June 19th, 2009

“Pete’s Walks” has been updated again. There are several new photos, including a couple of shots of Roe Deer and about 10 new wildflowers. I have also created a separate section for deer photos. But the biggest addition is a journal for the Beeches Way, a 16-mile route in South Bucks which I did over two days.

Totternhoe nature walk

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

This morning I visited the nature reserves at Totternhoe. My main aim was to look for the Man Orchids and Bee Orchids that I saw there last year. I found a solitary Man Orchid (last year there had also been a group of four nearby) but no Bee Orchids. There were plenty of Common Spotted Orchids and Common Twayblades, plus a couple of Pyramidal Orchids. I also saw lots of Yellow Rattle, and my first Self-heal of the year.

I got a nice photo of a Speckled Wood, but that was the only species of butterfly I saw.  I did see a couple of moths though, Cinnabar and Straw Dot.

The Dales Way

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I have just updated my web site, “Pete’s Walks”. There are a few more photographs, but the major addition is a journal for The Dales Way. It is not very detailed, as I did the walk five years ago and I was writing it from memory with very few photographs to help me.

The next long-distance path I shall probably do is The Beeches Way, a 16-mile route west of London. I shall probably split it into two 8-mile walks, doing them in both directions.

Another small update

Friday, May 29th, 2009

I’ve just updated my web site again. Having photographed another couple of moths, I’ve now separated the moth photos from the butterfly photos.

Updated web site (again!)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

I’ve just updated “Pete’s Walks” again. I’ve added the Ver-Colne Valley Walk, a two-day walk I did over the Bank Holiday week-end, and a few dragonfly/damselfly photos (something I’ve meant to do for ages!).

Update to my web site

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Last night I updated my web site “Pete’s Walks” – there was a slight technical hitch, but I think I’ve sorted it out now.

The main thing I’ve added is a journal for the Chess Valley Walk, which I did on Wednesday (10 miles each way). There are also a few more photos, including four new wildflowers.

Tomorrow I hope to walk the first half of the Ver-Colne Valley Walk.

I will continue to add walks straight to the web site rather than to this blog (see the “Latest Walks” section of the web site). I will use the blog just to report on other things, such as visits to nature reserves.

A couple of weeks ago I had all my furniture and belongings brought out of storage and delivered here to my parent’s house. It’s been a struggle fitting things in, and a lot of stuff has had to be dumped or recycled. But we’re getting there – I just have masses of boxes and things to sort out in the garage now.

Web site update

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I’ve just updated my web site. There are some more ‘Latest Walks’ and a few more bird and wildflower photos.

Update to web site, and news about this blog

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

I have just updated my web site “Pete’s Walks“. There are some new wildflower and bird photos, but the major change is that I’ve added a “Latest Walks” section with details of about 20 walks that I’ve done over the last three months or so.

From now on, I won’t be saying much about my walks on this blog. Instead I will be adding walks to my web site as and when I do them. I will update the “last update” date on the Home page each time I add a walk (rather than update the “Latest news/Site history” page each time).

I will just add entries to this blog when I visit wildlife reserves, etc.

Ashridge -figure-of-eight walk

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Yesterday (Wednesday 15th April 2009) I did a figure-of-eight walk in Ashridge. It was basically my ‘Alternative Ashridge Walk’ slightly amended to form two loops, each one starting and ending at the Bridgewater Monument.

I will eventually put brief details and photos on my web site – meanwhile there are photos from this walk and Monday’s walk on this thread on the WildAboutBritain site:

Hudnall and back

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Yesterday (Monday 13th April 2009) I did one of my favourite local walks, to Hudnall and back from Kensworth (again!). For the first time in more than two years I walked it in the anti-clockwise direction, though, so it didn’t seem over-familiar.

The walk will soon be appearing on my web site, where I am currentlay adding a ‘latest walks’ section.