March News

News from BSDFA

SUNDAY WALKS:  all Leaving at 10.00am                                                                      5/6 miles 

04 Mar    Hunsden PO. Park on roadside BUT NOT right in front of the Post Office TL417140. Post code SG12 8NH

18 Mar   See Website for Details

08 April   B.Stortford, Nags Head PH, Dunmow Road.                                                    TL 500211. Post code CH23 5HP

22 April   Walk Leader Agreed -Place of Start to be Advised – See Web-site

Interesting weather.

Weather for our walks has been brilliant, but do be prepared for both mud and icy conditions. Walk Leaders do try to keep these to a minimum in the winter , by choosing paths rather than open ploughed fields but even ground which was frozen one day, can, with a small rise in temperature, or after an overnight rain, become very sticky and muddy.

On our Boxing Day walk though Birchanger a fallen tree was fully blocking a footpath, however, together and using a fair bit of puff, we managed to lift it sideways sufficiently to be able to clamber around and over it. On our recent walk from Little Hallingbury another fallen tree would have forced us to abandon the walk and find an alternative route, had not our walk-leader checked the route the day before and then returned with saw and loppers to clear it away to the side – well done Paul. The photograph shows the blocked path before the problem tree had been cut back.

We have recently seen buzzards, red kites, and latterly a kestrel, some deer and a hare , and their footprints – not rare ‘stuff’ but lovely all the same and a sign that wild life is around us all the time and there are still some places not being built over.

Interesting times.

 

 

Photograph of fallen tree – Paul Elliot

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