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WALKERS can retrace the footsteps of well-heeled travellers from 250 years ago, as a stunning walk is recreated.
A circular walk around the estates at Studley Royal, Laver Banks and Hackfall in North Yorkshire have been revived.
The route takes in more than 17 miles of countryside and includes beautiful viewpoints, vistas, water features and follies amongst the woodland landscapes.
The route was originally created by William Aislabie through his estates and has now been recreated by author Mark Reid, with the support of several countryside agencies.
Read more on this via Stunning estate walk revived (From The Northern Echo).
George Osborne, the Chancellor, is expected to announce a review of the Habitats Regulations that protect huge swathes of precious landscape.The review is intended to speed up the planning process by cutting down on red tape.
Critics, however, believe it is another concession to developers and threatens wildlife in areas like the Thames Estuary, Lindisfarne and Salisbury Plains.
The Habitat Directive, which was passed down by the European Commission in in 1994, covers any area considered important for rare wildlife such as ancient woodland, heathland and wetlands.
The UK interpretation of the rules, the Habitats Regulations, covers more than one million hectares in England.
Is it crazy that I still feel this bad from my horse’s death four years ago? This horse was my life. He died of cancer on November 20, 2007, when I was 12, and I’ve been affected by his death ever since. I feel as if I can’t talk to anyone about it, because they expect me to be over it by now, but I just can’t. I tried telling my mother once, but she told me point blank that she didn’t understand why I was still upset, and that it was a little silly for me to still be this hurt by his death. I write my feelings in a notebook sometimes when I can’t think, but all that’s happening is making me feel worse. There are nights where I just break down crying until I can’t breathe. Sometimes I think I’m depressed, but I’m scared to tell anyone. What should I do?
Read the CNN expert answer via Should I still be grieving my horse’s death? – CNN.com.
Spread a message about the value of agriculture
As fewer Americans maintain direct ties to farming and as urban areas increase, several local organizations are working on a short film to spread a message about the value of agriculture.
Last week, Bellingham-based Hand Crank Films finished shooting footage in Whatcom County for what will be a five-minute video about the importance of farming. The video focuses on several local farmers talking about the state of the agricultural industry and providing a powerful visual message, along with a new community website for people interesting in learning more, said Chris Donaldson of Hand Crank.
The film, directed by Caleb Young, is expected to be ready in early 2012.
“We wanted to create a powerful story about farming and how it has shrunk in people’s minds,” Donaldson said.
The project was the idea of Gigi Berardi, a professor at Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University. Other organizations that supplied initial support include Sustainable Connections and Whatcom Farm Friends.
While Hand Crank is working on distribution plans, Donaldson said they also are counting on people doing something that has become a common way to get the message out to the world – sharing the video through Internet posts.
COUNTRYSIDE campaigners are preparing for a peaceful protest against plans to build thousands of homes on fields around Cheltenham.
Members of two conservation groups will wave placards and lobby councillors ahead of a meeting about the Joint Core Strategy tomorrow.
Leckhampton Green Land Action Group (Leglag) and Save the Countryside hope to convince borough members to throw out the Joint Core Strategy, which could see up to 40,500 homes built in the county over the next 20 years.
Save the Countryside spokeswoman Helen Wells said: “We believe this proposal is unnecessary and will destroy valuable and much-used countryside and increase our flood risk. We have raised our concern over recent years and have been delighted that until now our views and our alternate proposals have been collaboratively received by council colleagues working on this Joint Core Strategy.”
read more on this via Conservationists prepare for peaceful protests in Cheltenham | This is Gloucestershire.
Countryside Live: Record numbers for Great Yorkshire Show’s ‘little sister’ – Central Leeds – Yorkshire Evening Post
Record numbers of visitors flocked to a two-day celebration of rural life.
Some 10,700 people attended the ninth Countryside Live – billed as the “little sister” of the Great Yorkshire Show – beating last year’s record of 10,221.
Honorary show director Bill Cowling said: “The many, many families who have been here over the weekend, have had a great time learning about rural life, enjoying locally produced food and having fun.”
Held at Harrogate Show Ground and organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), the event includes the best of British livestock along with rural activities and demonstrations.
Budding journalists asked to write about Cheshire countryside for competition From Middlewich Guardian
BUDDING journalists are being asked to pick up their pens to write about their favourite spot in Cheshire.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England CPRE, which has a Middlewich office in the Victoria Buildings, Lewin Street, has launched a countryside writing competition.
Becca Nelson, who coordinates the competition, said: “Cheshire is full of hidden gems – having lived in the county for much of my life I still keep coming across new places to visit.
The article should be 250 words and the competition is open to non-professional writers of all ages.
To download an application form, visit cprecheshire.org.uk/competitions or call 01606 835046 to receive one in the post. The closing date for entries is November 30.
Why Collapsible Hiking Saws Work Better Than Folding Camp Saws
When you’re out in the wilderness, preparing a campsite, you need tools that work properly. It’s not a good idea to go into the back country with un-tested equipment. Instead, you should put your faith in proven gear that’s stood up to the harshest, most demanding conditions. Read the rest of this entry »