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The rounded swell of downland
Beguiles the eye with softness,
Born of a thousand tiny tragedies
Long in the making.

The valleys fall away,
Scarps of sudden abandonment… 41 more words


south downs way 9

Balancing coffee on my knee after an early start I boarded the Chichester to Midhurst bus soon after 8.0 am. Sunshine and the occasional shower was forecast and a chilly wind greeting me at Cocking for the 12 mile leg to Queen Elizabeth Country Park.  227 more words


South Downs Way - 2 Day Route Plan

I have Monday and Tuesday¬†off next week. Originally we were hoping to go away camping by the coast somewhere but finances and my girlfriend’s work commitments has meant that it isn’t really possible. 664 more words


One is not the worst number out there...

Hi All!

Hope everyone’s week has been good. Thanks to everyone on Twitter who got involved with the Cornish or Devonshire cream tea debate following my last post – it was fun to see that it’s not just my family who argue the importance of this issue! 519 more words


Bonsai botany

Chalk grasslands on downland are often case of bonsai botany – the low nutrient status due to the chalky substrate, combined with grazing by sheep or cows favours low creeping species, or those willing to operate in miniature. 391 more words

My running week ending 19/7/15

So this week is the first in my training plan for the Sussex Trail Events Downslink Ultra in October. I’ve never attempted to go further than marathon distance before, and I’m not quite sure what’s possessed me to think its a good idea now. 946 more words