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Bombs and bustards

Our series showcasing the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Discovering Britain walks continues as Olivia Edward learns how the military has helped to keep a large part of Salisbury Plain safe from harm

The story of the river

In the latest Discovering Britain walk, Olivia Edward gains a fascinating insight into the development of the historic Thames-side town of Marlow

Water in the Balance

As southeast England mops up after another bout of serious flooding, last year’s drought seems a world away. But it raises the question – how can we reconcile floods and droughts and give the country some form of hydrological stability? …
A lowland valley straddling the counties of Essex and Suffolk, Dedham Vale AONB encompasses a rural idyll of sleepy farming villages dotted about a gently rolling landscape either side of the River Stour
Olivia Edwards explores Scotland's Solway Coast 

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