of The Wakes. Selborne Butterfly Orchid in the Wakes Park S. M. Povey & A. M.. James July 2013 Report of Botanical Survey of The Wakes. Selborne & Species List. 2013 The Survey This Botanical Survey was carried out over three 3 hour periods, which took place on 20th. May,
ABINGDON TO ORIEL COLLEGE, OXFORD Well, we made it. At the dot of three o’clock, with the clock striking, we crossed the Oriel threshold, into the stunning Jacobean quadrangle, in blazing if blustery sunshine that had kept us company the whole way from Abingdon.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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