Kilwood Nature Reserve

Great to return to East Creech and the wonderful DWT Kilwood Nature Reserve. Located at the edge of the chalk ridge that runs through the Isle of Purbeck the reserve backs onto Norden Heath and was formerly used as an area of coppiced woodland. Actually Read More …

Creech Barrow

We’ve been fortunate enough to stay at East Creech on several occasions over the past few years and having woken up to the sight of Creech Barrow dominating the horizon to the north curiosity finally got the better of us. At 637ft high the highest Read More …

Scratch Arse Ware

A few highlights from a superb walk along the south-west coastal path close to Langton Matravers in Dorset. Plenty of Wheatears to be found with the drystone walls and bales of straw proving popular spots. Also a Roe Deer in one of the quarries, numerous Painted Ladies and a Kestrel. Read More …

Salinas del Duque

Forming part of the Marismas de Isla Cristina the footpath follows the wall that previously separated the marshes from the mouths of the Guadiana and Carreras rivers. Approximately 7 km long (or just under 4 1/2 miles) its an attractive route that with thanks to a gentle sea breeze doesn’t become too hot even in late June. Read More …

El Rocio

Highlights from a far too brief visit to Donana, El Rocio and the Palace Acebrón. A World Heritage Site and the largest nature reserve in Europe at least a week should really be set aside to explore Donana. Home to the Iberian lynx and located on the flightpath of millions of birds it really is an exceptional area. Read More …

Low Newton

  A superb display of Thrift, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Cowslips and Sea Campion along the northern shore of Embleton Bay. All accompanied by the constant sound of Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Oystercatchers. Just offshore a Grey Seal bobbed around in the Kelp with the occasional Arctic Read More …