THE SEVENTH DAY 4th May

DORCHESTER-ON-THAMES to ABINGDON Today’s walk, in lovely sunshine, took us from Dorchester and its extraordinary prehistoric defensive mounds, to Day’s Lock on the Thames. There we left two of our party, who were intending to hitch a lift with David and Roger in their Thames skiff

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THE SIXTH DAY 3rd MAY

GORING TO DORCHESTER-ON-THAMES Although billed as 12 miles, I am told that today’s walk was actually nearer 13 (there is a reason for that, see below), so apologise for the deception, but we all arrived in Dorchester in good shape and are looking forward to the lesser distance of 9

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THE FIFTH DAY 2ND MAY

Today we walked 11 ½ miles, which is nearly the longest distance on the walk (tomorrow is 12 miles) and so we have broken the back of the journey having notched up nearly 45 miles since the start, the whole route being 75 miles. So we have only three more

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THE FOURTH DAY 30th APRIL

A day of minor dramas, but thankfully NO RAIN! Drama One was the late arrival on parade of Captain Oates, and his chum David, who were partly sabotaged by a late departure from Selborne, and partly by inefficient usage of Tom Tom! When the walkers who were present and correct

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THE THIRD DAY 29th APRIL

Today was a real April day, and Newnham Green was inundated when we set off, with all my efficient lists sodden in about a minute. But even this could not dampen (sic) the spirits of our intrepid walkers, and we made good time to Beech Hill and wonderful chips supplied

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THE SECOND DAY 28th APRIL

Today 33 of us set off from Shalden Farm in brilliant sunshine, but with a seriously icy wind. The views were even more spectacular than yesterday, and the promised skylarks were singing above our heads as we neared Up Nately with wild garlic in the hedgerows.

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THE FIRST DAY – 27TH APRIL

We have finally started, and 33 walkers departed from Gilbert White’s House this morning. Today’s walk to Shalden from Selborne went without major hitches. Nobody got run over, despite having to cross the A31 on foot, no-one sprained anything and the first aid kit went unused.

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WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GILBERT WHITE- Part 9

Why does Gilbert White’s Museum in Selborne want to raise money and will the walk help? We want to celebrate Gilbert as he deserves to be celebrated, with a marvellous museum is a real asset to the community of Selborne, and to the many visitors who come every year. We

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Photography Competition Winners Announced

Many thanks to all who took part in this year’s photography competition to celebrate the birthday of Lawrence Oates on the 17th March Gilbert White & The Oates Collections hosted a competition with an unique prize- your photography displayed in our Lawrence Oates Gallery. The theme of the competition was

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Interview with Rosemary Irwin.

WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GILBERT WHITE 27TH APRIL – 5TH MAY 2015 Between 27th April and 5th May 2015 Rosemary will be following in the footsteps of the great pioneering eighteenth century naturalist and writer, Gilbert White. Rosemary will be walking the 74 miles from Gilbert White’s former home

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