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Another sunny Sunday and the bluebells are out

By the river Bulbourne the buttercups bloom in the water meadow and the willow has bright green new leaves. Oxlips turn the hillside to gold up on Roughdown common. Ladybirds and butterflies warm themselves in the bright sunshine and sip … Continue reading

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Walking the Nicky Line

The Nicky line is an old railway that ran from Hemel Hempstead to Harpenden. There are many theories about the name, including the knickerbockers that the navvies wore to build it, but my favourite is an abbreviation of funicular railway, … Continue reading

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