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Latest News

  • The Joys of Spring

    This newsletter usually reflects and rejoices in what there is to see and enjoy out on Sudbury’s wonderful riverside. It may not be obvious to everyone or it may be ‘off-limits’ but it is still out there. However, this newsletter…

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  • Rooks and Orange Tips

    As spring approaches and the weather improves there is more to encourage us to get out and about on the beautiful riverside. For the observant it is an opportunity to witness the progress of spring. It may be the sight…

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  • The Beauty of Spring

    As spring approaches and the weather improves there is more to encourage us to get out and about on the beautiful riverside. For the observant it is an opportunity to witness the progress of spring. It may be the sight…

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  • Hedge laying – a Perfect Countryside Pursuit

    The winter work programme continues while there is the opportunity but an early spring will put a stop to it and any remaining work will have to be carried over to October and next winter. In the meantime ditches have…

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  • Observe Plants to see Climate Change

    For those who work out in the ‘great outdoors’ a continuing trend in seasonal change has become apparent. Whereas fifty years ago night frosts and chilly weather could be expected from September onwards nowadays the weather is generally considerably milder…

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  • Full Steam Ahead with Winter Work

    The last of the cattle departed in mid-November bringing another grazing season to a definitive close. For many who access the riverside on a daily basis it is almost inconceivable that these pastures have a grazing record stretching back to…

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  • All Change for Autumn

    November sees the end of yet another grazing season with the cattle being withdrawn from the pastures and returned to their yards for the winter. The summer grazing season has to have been one of the most extraordinary on record…

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  • Sea or Land Birds?

    The wildlife that surrounds us is full of fascination and it is always worth checking out guides, books or the internet for information about what lives on our doorstep. Recent reading has revealed some interesting facts about birds that are…

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  • Our Lovely Stour

    Memories of this summer’s bone dry conditions and searing heat are already fading. The pastures have greened and the grass started to grow from the middle of August so that the livestock now has fresh green shoots to feed on.…

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  • Blues and Browns

    August weather often produces languor inducing heat which can reduce the vigour of one’s efforts and it may seem rather more appealing to sit in the shade with a cool beer than to try and exert oneself too much under…

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