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  • BEAUTIFUL BLUEBELLS

    Carpets of colour ahoy! The 10 prettiest bluebell woods in Bucks & Oxfordshire

  • A beautiful walk in Burnham Beeches

    Just a quickie really to let those of you who aren’t in South Bucks know about Burnham Beeches, one of the loveliest, most family-friendly spots for woodland walking I’ve come across around these ‘ere parts. The image above was taken by me, no filters or funny tricky photoshop stuff. This is really what it looks […]

  • A day at Waddesdon with the kids

    I was up at Waddesdon Manor a few weeks ago and was so pleased with my photo I thought I’d share it! There’s always so much fun stuff going on at the Manor (did you make it to Feast on the weekend?) but actually the day I came with the kids we just hung out […]

  • A country walk bang in central Oxford

    I did this lovely little walk and pub combo last week and put it on the radio – which, ahem, I’m sure you all listen to at 7am on a Saturday morning. But, just on the miniscule off-chance that you prefer a lie-in, I’ll tell you about it here, because in a couple of months […]

  • Muddy walks: the Marsworth canal

    I’ve had a very odd experience with this post, in that I thought I’d written it months ago. Anyhow, turns out I hadn’t *sigh*. But looky here, it’s a lovely walk along the canal from Marsworth (just over into Herts) that I was put onto by my friend Ellie, who took her kids one day […]

  • Muddy goes to Greys Court, Henley

      Yes yes, I know I wrote about bluebells recently, but there’s only one week-ish left to see these incredible displays and I don’t want you to miss it. These pictures come from Greys Court, the National Trust manor house just outside Henley and close to Stonor, Bix and all those gorgeous viewy-walky villages. I […]

  • Mud n pub!

    My weekly pub walks and lunches are falling into a lovely routine and more often than not my companion is my mum (I know, ahhhhhh!). I’m so busy generally in the week that I really look forward to a blast of fresh air and hike around with her before sitting down for a chat. Last […]

  • Fancy a walk then?

    The posts I like writing most are the ones that get me excited to try something different myself. Having researched lots of lovely pubs with circular walks attached, I wanted to go and try one too, so off we went a few weeks ago, the whole Muddy lot of us, for the three village walk […]

  • The Muddy Duck, Hethe (mid Oxfordshire)

    Just before Christmas I took my mum to The Muddy Duck in small village of Hethe, a few miles north of Bicester (Aha! Proof I don’t always use her as a glorified babysitter!) This place opened to rave reviews just over a year ago, and it’s been on my ever-increasing hit list of pubs ever […]

  • The Red Lion Pub, Britwell Salome

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS PUB HAS NOW CHANGED HANDS SO THIS REVIEW IS FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE ONLY One of the things I’ve always loved to do is walk. Mr Muddy and I have enjoyed quite a few biggies over the years – 5 day treks around Abel Tasman, Macchu Picchu, Milford Sound. Tough, exhilarating trips with […]

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