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Seizing December sunshine on the South Downs Way

Sharp air and sunshine strike as we stride away from Southease Station seizing a weather window for a winter walk. Low December light leads the way, glancing across a glassy Ouse as a tide smoothly slips in, we swing across the bridge. 528 more words


The best of the bests

Last week, I asked to be in peak condition for the Mince Pie 10 Mile, and for the weather to hold. I was and it did. 880 more words


Sussex project tops off boom in National Trust tree planting

This week marked the start of the largest ever National Trust tree planting project at the conservation charity’s Slindon Estate in West Sussex.

The ten year programme, named ‘The Rise of Northwood’, will see 75 hectares (185 acres) of woodland – the equivalent of 105 football pitches – restored to its former glory, having been removed during the First and Second World Wars. 550 more words

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A wet Sunday in November

By The Mamil

When I was a boy I played football on Sundays for a youth club. It was often cold, muddy, wet and windy, playing, more often than not, on waterlogged pitches on Hampstead Heath, Hackney Marshes, and various other places around North London. 320 more words