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Spotters guide to spring flowers

The spotters guide to spring wild flowers

Rebecca Campbell

6th April, 2012

With spring in full swing, the UK’s ancient woodland is bursting into life. From bluebells to ramsens, Rebecca Campbell rounds up the best British blooms

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Five of the best… Easter walks

Five of the best… Easter walks

Simon Barnett

5th April, 2012

What better way to round off a slap-up Easter feast than with a walk through some of the UK’s finest countryside? Walking charity, Ramblers’ Simon Barnett rounds up five of the best more...
natural fitness

How to get fit, healthy (and slim) the natural way

Phoebe Doyle

7th March, 2012

Thanks to celebrity mums, the pressure to shape up post birth has never been higher. But don’t succumb to extreme diets; as the Ecologist’s natural fitness experts explain, slow and steady wins the race
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Our Land: website champions sustainable holidays in English countryside

Ben Hudson

2nd December, 2011

Forget Lapland - a festive break in the English countryside is just as beautiful. New website Our Land will help you discover sustainable tourism in the Cotswolds, South Downs and New Forest, amongst others more...
Walk! A Celebration of Striding Out

Walk! A Celebration of Striding Out

Mark Newton

18th August, 2011

Colin Speakman’s Walk! is a delightful read that will make you want to pick up your hiking boots and head into the country for a stroll, says Mark Newton more...
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Five of the best… British walks

Noah Lee

15th July, 2011

Make friends, exercise and enjoy Britain’s natural beauty while you walk, says Noah Lee more...
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The Art of Mindful Walking: how to walk in the city

Adam Ford

15th July, 2011

From towpaths to parks, in this exclusive extract from The Art of Mindful Walking, Londoner Adam Ford says there's just as much pleasure to be had from city strolling as from country hiking more...

PICK OF THE DAY: VisitWoods Interactive Woodland Website

The Ecologist

10th February, 2011

The Woodland Trust’s new VisitWoods website has everything you need to know about the UK’s woods and forests

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Top 10...Woodland Walks

Ruth Styles

28th January, 2011

Packed with rare flora and fauna, Britain’s woodlands are the perfect place for getting to grips with nature. From Yorkshire to the Lake District, Hampshire and beyond, Ruth Styles rounds up the best walks more...

School travel plans: how to successfully get your kids walking and cycling to school

Laura Laker

13th October, 2010

Cutting the car out of the school run has health, social and environmental benefits for pupils, parents and teachers. Here's our guide to making it happen... more...
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Keeping our outdoor spaces open to all

Colette Bernhardt

19th July, 2010

Devoted 'countryside activist' Dave Bangs is leading the campaign for increased public access to some of the UK's most species-rich and soul-affirming spots more...
Map reading

Where am I? The world beyond sat-navs

Trevor Critchley

2nd July, 2009

Maps have lost their initial purpose of orientating lost travellers. Today they mean much more: they are tools to help re-connect us to the natural world, writes Trevor Critchley more...

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CASE STUDY: protesting without making a sound

Jonathan Rowe

6th April, 2009

John Francis spent 17 years walking... in silence. His pilgrimage is testament to the fact that you don't have to speak to be heard and that the tools to combat global warming are in all our hands. more...
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Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals more...
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Your chariot awaits

Tom Hodgkinson

19th June, 2009

Giving up your car doesn't mean giving up luxury or freedom- you'll save time, money and discover a more regal existence without one. more...

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