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Richard's Fungal Blog (let's hope he gets over it soon!)

November 30, 2013

Beefsteak fungus

Penny Bun (Cep)

Richard’s Fungal Infection (sorry Affection)

On one of the latest New Forest based weekends in October, we took a safari through the lesser walked jungle between Shave Wood, north of Lyndhurst, and the New Forest Lodge hotel, on the outskirts of the village.  The route was one of Steve’s enjoyable meanderings ‘off piste’, as he likes to put it, in other words there is no distinct path and the group has to trust his unerring sense of direc...


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Press Release

November 23, 2013
The following details have been provided for a release to the media in 2014 -

Get close to Nature with a seasonal walking break

The New Forest is beautiful all year round but perhaps reaches its spectacular best in the Spring and Autumn. And that is a great time to get close and personal with nature with a guided walk through quiet glades, open heathland and along the edge of meandering wooded streams.

To make the experience even more pleasurable you can now enjoy a weekend break package a...


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Hallowe'en Happenings

November 23, 2013

We had a great weekend at the Shillingford Bridge Hotel in Oxfordshire at the end of October. We were very fortunate with the weather, getting back to the cars on Saturday just as the rain arrived! The walk itself took us through varied countryside with some magical views of the rolling Oxfordshire landscape and an excellent pub stop en route.
In the evening there was a Hallowe'en knees-up at the hotel which was good fun. The group from Essex Singles particularly "went for it" but Richard and ...
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Tempus Fugit .. and all that!

July 16, 2013
Yes, time flies when you are enjoying yourself! And I feel suitably embarrassed about the gap since the last "ramblings" (though I'm not at all sure anyone reads them ... would love to hear from anyone who does .. maybe I should put something contentious, naughty or non-pc down to see if there's any reaction... how about we should try to run over as many baby hedgehogs in August as possible ...?)
But I digress ....
Breaking news ... I have just managed to set up a tripadvisor account for Fuzzac...
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Last waffle for 2012

December 30, 2012

So we’ve reached the end of another year in the Fuzzacker calendar! All in all 2012 has been pretty successful, although not particularly in financial or visitor number terms.  We won’t be driving around the Forest in Rollers just yet! But we’ve had a great year in terms of the walks we’ve had, the people we’ve met and the experiences we’ve shared.

It’s been a terrible year for weather and the Forest, like most of the UK, is one colossal bog – a mass of mud and puddles. Yet, ...


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A Ramble by Richard

September 9, 2012

 My partner-in-crime Richard has produced a look-back over the last 6 months or so. Maybe you were there ....


 Descending from Ballard Down - no time to lose with a train to catch

Richard's Ramble
We have always been lucky with the weather, with only a very few walks where getting wet has taken the edge off what would have been a brilliant day.  There have been some memorable moments involving water but these come up regularly in our little anecdotes. Recently though, if we were to take a walk w...

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Ache District

April 29, 2012

View descending Fairfield looking over Rydal Water with Windermere in the distance I thought it would be hard work - and it was!! In the last week my friend Alan and I managed to climb Great Gable and the Fairfield Horseshoe (not in the same day!). It was knackering at times and, not being accustomed to climbing nearly 3000 ft, my legs moaned and groaned about it all for days; however it was all worth while and the views and special atmosphere experienced at the tops of high fells are just so...


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Drought Busting in Norfolk

April 19, 2012

Walking under the big skies of Norfolk (thanks to Pat of Spelthorne Ramblers for the photo). I'm the chunky canary in front! 
        We (Phil Howe and Me) were here leading some walks along the north Norfolk coast. Beautiful area - and nice and flat too. We saw a good mixture of wildlife, especially wading birds such as avocets and oyster catchers. One of the best sightings was a barn owl in broad daylight - think he (or she) was a bit of a poser, doing a display flight before alighting on a...


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