Are wolves coming back to Scotland?

Are wolves coming back to Scotland?

The last wild wolf in Scotland was shot dead in 1680. Now there are plans to bring wolves back. What do we think of that? Well, it’s a fascinating issue and one that gets to the heart of what the

Bluebells at Ashridge – a sight worth seeing

Bluebells at Ashridge – a sight worth seeing

  Early May is a wonderful time of year. Meadows and woodlands that have laid dormant during the long, cold winter months now spring into life. Bluebell woods in  flower are one of the most spectacular Spring sites. Yet so

Christmas trees: The difference between firs, spruces and pines.

Christmas trees: The difference between firs, spruces and pines.

We are not talking about cheap air fresheners from discount supermarkets. We are on about the real deal…those alpine plants and trees that suddenly seem to be everywhere now it’s Christmas time. Christmas trees.   We know that they are

Hedgerows’ harvest…. nature’s food aisle

Hedgerows’ harvest…. nature’s food aisle

    There are some half a million miles of hedgerows in the UK dividing up our agricultural landscape. Within them an abundance of healthy and tasty plants are growing, just waiting for you to pick and eat.   With

Foraging for blackberries

Foraging for blackberries

Autumn  is an incredible time to get out and enjoy the colours and the uk  countryside. It’s great for foraging too! There is nothing more satisfying than setting off on a gorgeous Autumn walk and returning home with  juicy blackberries and apples.  

Heathers of Britain

Heathers of Britain

Lovely weather for the heather … below we discuss and explore the different types of heather you can enjoy when you are out and about in the great outdoors: Britain dominates the world when it comes to heather moorland. We

Glacial landforms

Glacial landforms

  Our rich geological and glacial history is ever present in the British landscape today. Glaciers have left a legacy of rugged mountains with steep cliffs and narrow ridges. It is not, however, only in the mountains that we find

Foraging in Cornwall … food for thought

Foraging in Cornwall … food for thought

    OK, it’s quiz time…can you spot the difference between sea beet and samphire, or elderflower and sea buckthorn? We can.  Well, we can now we’ve been out foraging in Cornwall with the excellent Adam Clark. We were staying at

Alpine flowers in Britain

Alpine flowers in Britain

There’s a taste of the Alps closer to home in the British mountains than you might think. The British mountains are home to a range of alpine flowers and reveal Britain’s alpine past … Below are some of the more   common

Natural remedies while you walk

Natural remedies while you walk

  Back in March I ran a practical workshop at a North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter event with an audience of outdoor instructors. The theme was to develop engagement with the environment and provide some activities to use with groups.