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Huntington's Disease Association

I am not sponsored on my walks, but if you enjoy reading my journals please consider making a donation to the Huntington's Disease Association (to make an online donation, click on the link at the bottom of their home page). I have chosen to support this particular charity because the family of one of my closest friends is afflicted with this incurable and hereditary disease.

 

The Chiltern Society

A great organisation that does much for the benefit of the Chiltern Hills (including creating the Chiltern Way).

http://www.chilternsociety.org.uk/

 

Stop HS2

http://stophs2.org/ The campaign to stop the proposed HS2 rail link between London and Birmingham, which would run through a lovely part of the Chilterns that I visit regularly on my walks.

 

Wild About Britain

A great site about British Wildlife that I visit frequently - great photo galleries, useful and friendly discussion forums. I've posted a few of my better photos there, and have used the site to help identify many of the wildflowers and moths that I've seen.

Wild About Britain

 

Walking/Hiking Journals

http://www.trailjournals.com/     Home for hundreds of journals about the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Pacific Crest Trail in the USA, plus a few other trails as well.

www.bertuchi.co.uk    I came across Tim Bertuchi's excellent site while researching the Hertfordshire Chain Walk. As well as that walk, he has journals for several others in the London Area, such as The London Loop and The Lea Valley Walk. I have met up with Tim a couple of times for long walks here in the Chilterns.

Diaries of a Long Distance Walker    George Tod's diaries of his Long Distance Walks, mainly in the north of England and Wales. He has done many walks that I'd love to do myself, and quite frankly I'm very jealous!

Striding Edge  A deservedly very popular photo diary of Lake District Fell Walks

walkthefells.net  Another excellent site with photos of Lake District walks

http://www.foxysislandwalks.co.uk/ A nice site with many canal walks and photos of churches (several of which I've passed on my walks) and wildflowers.

Central London Outdoor Group  An outdoor (mainly walks) club for people living in and around London (they do quite a bit of walking in the Chilterns)

 

Other Walking sites

OutdoorsMagic    Great site for reviews of walking gear, photo galleries, forums, and all sorts of good stuff relating to walking and climbing.

Walking Britain     Probably the most informative site about walks in Britain - 'With over 7100 pages of walking information, including many walk descriptions, "Walking Britain" is dedicated to the footpaths that cross the landscape.'

http://www.summiteer.co.uk/  A site mainly about the Lake District - what makes it interesting is that it focuses on individual fells rather than on walks.

The Happy Hiker A site which aims " to provide simple to follow directions for walking various routes, including GPS downloads and to give basic advice on a variety of walking issues". Most walks are in the Yorkshire Dales, but it also has walks in the Lake District, Peak District and elsewhere.

 

Red Kites

You may be wondering why I get so excited about seeing Red Kites on some of my walks. Perhaps the photos on these sites will explain the pleasure I get from seeing these amazing birds. These are just a few sites found in a brief 'Google' on the web.

http://www.hyelms.com/                        A site about Red Kites in the Chilterns, with many photographs

http://www.redkites.net/index.html       Another very informative site about Red Kites in the Chilterns

 

Leaflets about walks in Buckinghamshire

Update 16/09/09: I don't think you can order packs of leaflets about walks in Buckinghamshire any more, but you can now download them from this site. They are divided into three areas - North Bucks, South Bucks, Chiltern Hills.

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/row/walks.page?