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South Wales, The Rhondda Valleys and Graveyard Visits

“The town of Merthyr Tidfil was filled with such unguided, hard-worked, fierce, and miserable-looking sons of Adam I never saw before. Ah me! It is like a vision of Hell, and will never leave me, that of these poor creatures broiling, all in sweat and dirt, amid their furnaces, pits, and rolling mills” – 1,018 more words


O’Keefe Trail Gets Repaired

Older sections of the O’Keefe Rail Trail over the past 23 years have become a bit ‘battered and bruised’, not only from continual use yet also from harsh weather conditions. 165 more words

Trail Development

Morning Tea Anyone?

When planning on heading out and enjoying the O’Keefe Rail Trail, does this have you thinking about riding or walking the whole trail? As the trail now links Bendigo, Axedale and Heathcote for about 49kms one way, is this a recreational trail for all or only the very active? 225 more words


We have ignored the impact of land management on flood risk for too long

This post is by Daniel Johns, head of adaptation at the Committee on Climate Change.

Over centuries our communities have developed around rivers, to ensure easy access to water for use by populations, industry and for navigation. 785 more words

Natural Environment

Fantastical fungi

Roy McGhie – Conservation Project Assistant

Fungi is found on every environment on the planet and plays a vital part in many ecosystems. They don’t actually belong to either the plant or animal kingdoms, they have their own. 674 more words

North York Moors

Water Trail Spectacular!

The 2016 Victorian winter has seen high rainfalls occurring, resulting in swollen rivers, flooding, full dams, grass growth and …….mosquitoes! The O’Keefe Rail Trail has not escaped the impact of this, especially where the trail crosses Lake Eppalock at Derrinal. 188 more words

Regional Tourism

Fulbourn Fen Nature Reserve Work Parties

 Winter work party dates:

Meet at 10.00am at the car park at the end of Stonebridge Lane by the entrance into the Reserve. Work Parties finish around… 60 more words

Village Environment