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Strictly Come Lekking

Strictly Come Lekking

STRICTLY COME LEKKING Witness early morning dance contestants compete for the avian equivalent of the Glitter Ball Trophy in the black grouse lek, says Simon Whaley.

It’s April – Time for the Black and White Trail!

It’s April – Time for the Black and White Trail!

  As flowers blossom along the route, take a drive through black-and0white clad villages in a tour of architectural history, with Simon Whaley.    The heart of an oak tree is almost as hard as iron, making it the ideal house-building material. Herefordshire’s 40-mile Black and White Trail is the perfect opportunity to see a forest of these traditional timber-framed buildings, and with daffodils, flowering magnolias and the first sight of the county’s blossoming orchards, this Black and White Trail…

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Launch into 2014 … on foot!

Launch into 2014 … on foot!

If 2014 is the year you plan to explore the great British countryside on foot, then you need … … this: BBC Countryfile magazine’s Great British Walks – Your 2014 Guide.   Packed with 75 routes across the UK covering coasts, hills, rivers, villages, lakes and woods there’s something for everyone … including my walk exploring the Worcestershire town of Tenbury Wells.