An account of wanderings, musings and observations on nature, between the South Downs and the River Rother, mostly around the historic market town of Midhurst in West Sussex. Huge oaks stand proud where hedgerows cross the farmland fields, and from it’s spring somewhere amongst the rolling chalk hills, the rife flows beneath their branches to join the River Rother.
The Oak by the Rife patch covers a 2-mile radius from my front door, all within walking distance on a fine day. From lowland heath in the west, to the steep northern escarpment of the Downs to the South, the grand avenue of ancient chestnut trees to the north, and the birds that visit the feeders in my own back garden, this patch has been my stomping ground, wildlife observation portal and poetic inspiration since childhood.
I look forward to sharing it with you. So come on, let’s go for a walk. Pull on your boots, it might be a bit muddy!
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The Oak by the Rife Blog originally started on Blogger. Please see *here* for the archive of posts from December 2014 – January 2016.