THE NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL (3) Barton – Pegsdon

The North Chiltern Trail – Barton – Pegsdon The weather forecast was good for the first part of the morning giving me a chance to complete the next section of the North Chiltern Trail. A steep climb out of the village of Barton-le-clay bought me quickly out of the stick in the mud, stubborn, clay…

NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL – Leg 2: Streatley to Barton-le-Clay

The North Chiltern Trail Leg 2:  Streatley to Barton-le-clay What a magical experience walking the second leg of the North Chiltern Trail proved to be.  Yes, It took me to “my world of dreams so far away”.* Few words are necessary. I will let the views  convey the glorious, early descent into Autumnal exuberance of…

In the Time of the Skylark – Listen (7)

My Dearest Boy, What a thing it is to stop and listen!  To a young child, given space and time, this comes naturally.  It is one of the ways in which we learn.  In this time of the skylark’s song I have been reminded to cherish this gift. Ah, my dearest boy, I tried to…

THE TINKER’S TRAIL – HARLINGTON WALKS

Where to walk near Harlington on this cold and wet morning?  Ah, February, a time of hunkering down, sheltering from the rain but yet, hope.  Always hope that Spring will soon be here.  I was so grateful that I roused myself from the couch on a damp and dismal day to take this four and…

AN AUTUMN WALK FROM HARLINGTON

NEW:  “Bloom Where you are Planted” – an Index of Posts of walks in and around the village of Harlington has now been added.  Please click here.  As the early morning Autumn mist showed signs of clearing with the promise of a fresh clean day I set out from the Village Centre and soon found…

And this is why it is called “Talbothays”

NEW:  “Bloom Where you are Planted” – an Index of Posts of walks in and around the village of Harlington has now been added.  Please click here.  From the age of 19 when I first married and left home I have moved house many times and never really settled.  I always said that when I…

A Walk from Harlington: Sharpenhoe, Spring and a Secret Place

NEW:  “Bloom Where you are Planted” – an Index of Posts of walks in and around the village of Harlington has now been added.  Please click here.  Harlington On this beautiful spring morning the lovely T and myself set foot from our home in Harlington on one of my favourite rambles around the area. There is…