THE TORTOISE WALK: Leg 2

Rosemary Irwin continues her log of the Friend’s of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections walk.  WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GILBERT WHITE FROM SELBORNE TO RINGMER The second weekend of our walk to Ringmer has taken place, the route being from Heyshott, south of Midhurst, via Bury and Washington,

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THE TORTOISE WALK: Leg 1

WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GILBERT WHITE FROM SELBORNE TO RINGMER April 2019 Members of the Friends of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections have been embarking on a walk from Gilbert’s home in Selborne across the South Downs to White’s aunt’s home in Ringmer in Sussex. Rosemary Irwin recounts

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White walks Writers Way

Chair of Trustees Rosemary Irwin, is continuing her successful literary walks following in the footsteps of Gilbert White. This year she plans to walk the Writer’s Way on Sunday 23rd April. The walk, which will raise funds for the museum’s major renovation project, is the next logical step after two

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Best of 2016

It’s New Year’s eve! Here’s what we’re remembering about 2016! January: We began the year with the first of this years 82 events, Twelfth Night. We welcomed local theatre group Foot in the Door, and enjoyed a wonderful night of food and merriment. February: Antarctic explorer, author and broadcaster Tim

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In the Footsteps of Gilbert White…Backwards (Leg 1)

Donate here!  It was a rather more select bunch who left Oriel College on Friday morning to walk to Oxford than the crowd who arrived there this time last year. I dare say the absence of Oriel’s sumptuous tea made a difference, but then this was the start of our

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Oxford Walk in the Footsteps of Gilbert White.

Many will remember that last year we walked from Selborne to Oriel College, Oxford at the end of April, and in so doing raised money for the project to rescue the At Risk buildings of our stable yard at Gilbert White’s House in Selborne, to create a new exhibition to

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THE EIGHTH DAY 5th 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.

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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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