Places

Thursday, November 12, 2020

A large part of the eastern section of the Chilterns lies within Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, but how well do you know it?

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

If you’re a Jane Austen fan, then you’ll be interested to walk in her footsteps in Reading. She attended the Abbey School there and shortly afterwards began writing, and perhaps even based Mrs Goddard’s school in Emma on her time there... Words: Bernard Bale

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Henry VIII was a bit of a rotter but one thing he did bestow on us was romantic ruination courtesy of his Dissolution of the Monasteries. Here are the best monastic memoirs from the county of Berkshire | Words: Stephen Roberts

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Steve Davison takes us across a patchwork of ancient fields in the North Wessex Downs as we visit Jude Fawley’s ‘Marygreen’

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Although Berkshire’s usually jam-packed Halloween events schedule has been diminished this year, there’s still a fair few things going on to keep the kids entertained throughout the October half term

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Walks

Friday, October 2, 2020

Steve Davison takes us across a patchwork of ancient fields in the North Wessex Downs as we visit Jude Fawley’s ‘Marygreen’

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Colin Wharton takes you on a lovely bike ride from Wokingham to Arborfield

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Friday, September 25, 2020

We’re heading to the west of Reading for a wander through historic Ashampstead and Yattendon, home of the West Berkshire Brewery

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Steve Davison heads to West Ilsley for a dog (and horse) friendly five and a half mile journey over the North Wessex Downs, which can be adapted for cyclists or walkers

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Steve Davison heads to West Berkshire and the North Wessex Downs for a fairly long and hilly walk, passing a grisly reminder of a bygone era

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Wildlife

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sarah Rodi spoke to Grace Johnson, Hedgehog Officer at Hedgehog Street, about their new campaign to halt the decline in our native hedgehogs.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

If – or when – you think about sheep you might be excused for thinking about the rolling hills of Wales or possibly the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales, but in fact, Berkshire has a claim to be the Sheep Capital of Britain

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Bees are vital to our survival; they’re the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. Sarah Rodi speaks to Elisabeth Barton at Oakdale Bees in Windsor, who has fulfilled a lifelong passion to care for these marvellous creatures

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

The echoing bellow of a lion can be heard for miles; the baying of wolves is a warning to all and the screams of chimpanzees let you know that you might just be about to interrupt a family dispute. You would never hear those sounds in Berkshire though – or would you?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Animals are always a source of joy so we have gathered some zoos and wildlife parks across the country (and beyond) that are livestreaming animal enclosures

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