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Chris Townsend
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Book Review: The Red Squirrel: A Future In The Forest by Neil McIntyre & Polly Pullar
Red Squirrels have long been one of my favourite animals. I watch them most days on the bird feeders in our garden. I grew up with them too as my childhood was spent in Formby where they were could often be seen in the pinewoods (now a National Trust reserv...

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Winter Returns: April Snow, Magical Forests, Blizzard Mountains.
The snow began softly two evenings ago, tiny flakes floating
down to vanish on touching the wet ground. By morning though the snow was
thicker and arriving on a strengthening wind. Slowly it defeated the warm earth
and began to settle. The world turned whit...

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Windshirt or Fleece. Are they alternatives?
Windshirt and fleece worn together at a camp on the summit of Ben Nevis Windshirts are one of my favourite and most worn pieces of
outdoor clothing. I’ve taken one on every long walk I’ve ever done. I’ve always
felt they were under-valued and under-apprecia...

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John Muir Day
                     "Do something
for wildness and make the mountains glad."   John Muir Today is the 179 th anniversary of the birth of
John Muir, naturalist, conservationist, mountaineer, writer, and campaigner.
Muir revelled in the beauty and glory of w...

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