Nature Trails

Thursday, 6th April 2006

owl by Pauline Gill

Twig Birds

avairyPauline Gill's twig birds have migrated to Grizedale Forest for the summer. Border TV filmed her setting them up in an aviary at the sculpture park. They asked her the inevitable question: 'If you were a bird, which bird would you be?' She opted for a raven, because of its remarkable flying skills.

(I haven't included a link to Grizedale as they disable your back button. Such bad manners!)

Castle Hill Geology Trails

The West Yorkshire RIGS group has just published this leaflet exploring the geological, archaeological and industrial past around Castle Hill. Maps, drawings, colour photographs, sections and diagrams bring the evolution of the landscape to life. There are two waymarked trails to follow.

The leaflet is now available at bookshops, garden centres, tourist information centres and museums in the area. Price £1.50.

Castle Hill

Tervuren Trail

If you happen to be in Brussels and you feel the need to get back to nature, take the 410 bus from Brussels North railway station, pop a copy of Denzil Walton's guided walk in your pocket and take a stroll through the history and natural history of Tervuren, with its woods, lake, chapel and the Versailles-scale Royal Museum for Central Africa.

Denzil has also written guides to Leefdaal and Neerijse with Vossem available soon. They're illustrated in full colour and, along with the nature and historical notes, there are clear directions and a map and even suggestions of where to eat: such as Chocola on Kerkstraat. Well, you've walked 5 kilometres, you deserve to indulge yourself on Belgian chocolate!

Order from Linx Publications,, price 6 euros (four books are sent post free) Next Page

Richard Bell,