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Great family walks in Yorkshire

Twile Blog

We love going out on walks as do the kids, somewhere they can run free. The list below includes my 3 favourite places to go along with how difficult or easy our children found them.

Hardcastle Crags– Very Easy for a young family

2 miles (there and back) if you stick to the main path (pram friendly). My 23month daughter was able to walk the whole way (although it took us 3 times longer than planned!)

 river at hardcastle

There are many other footpaths that can be followed to make your walk more challenging (more than 15 miles of crisscrossed footpaths).

At its heart is Gibson Mill, a family-oriented visitor centre, telling the history of the valley over the past 200 years, with interactive displays, dressing up, dancing and exhibitions. Having no link to the national grid, the mill is unique in the UK and is the Trust’s flagship sustainable building.’…

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Letter from Exmoor: The Rescue of Monsieur Chapeau

Gotcha! by nsz

Sudip Das's Blog

"Global Arctic Awards" announced today the results of this year’s photo contest. This contest is dedicated to Arctic’s wildlife and people. Photographers from 34 countries (!!!) took part in it. The panel of judges included 12 people. Russian photographers won 11 out of 36 awards in this contest. This year I took part in this competition for the first time. My photo "Gotcha!" was awarded bronze medal (3rd place) in "Polar bear" category of this reputable international competion.

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Happy New Year – 2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Pete's Favourite Things

The Badger has been much in the news in the UK recently due to the rather botched attempts to control them in the west country as a plan to eradicate Bovine TB. Most scientific sources including leading experts have said that culling will make no difference but of course the politicians and civil servants know better than the experts and went ahead and then couldn’t even manage to cull effectively!

Here are some pictures from a farm in the south of England which embraces its badgers and where you can get really close to them unseen in a hide.





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Deer at Dusk

Wild Deer Roaming Around London!

esselle pictures


Yes these deer live in London’s Richmond Park Nature Reserve. In fact the deer were here long before London as we know it. The park is miles wide and although managed, left mainly to nature. People love this park so much they even get married inside it, at its Pembroke Lodge manor house. I was fortunate to grow up very nearby and have many fond family memories here. Nowadays I love to visit and capture pictures here and the Royal Parks is one of the charities I support.

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