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Out to Cley to speak to David North of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. He gave me a tour of the reserve, and the newly acquired land to the east: towards Salthouse. This is part of a long term plan to develop a Living Landscape. To find out more, pick up a copy of the  TERN  newsletter at any NWT reserve. We discussed the plans for the new Wildlife Trust Education Centre.

World Soil Day

How did you celebrate it ?

On the Christmas list...

The Living Mountain

Last night, there was a programme on BBC Radio 4 which was presented by Robert MacFarlane. It talked about the life and writing of Nan Shepherd, who wrote a book called ' The Living Mountain'. I used Nan Shepherd's book for the inspiration for a talk I gave at the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers' conference in 2013. Search the blog for all the details... Here's a description of the programme... Nan Shepherd believed that it was 'a grand thing to get leave to live.' She did this by spending every minute she could in her beloved Cairngorms. In her 88-years, she covered thousands of miles on foot and became minutely aware of the rhythms of these wild places. She collected her thoughts in 'The Living Mountain'. It's a remarkable love letter to these dramatic landscapes, but convinced that readers didn't want an "aimless, sensual exploration of the Cairngorms," Nan tucked the manuscript away in a drawer and left it th