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A glass jar full of soil and leaves, a magnifying glass and fresh dirty clothes. I knew how to have a good time as a kid, and to be honest, not much has changed... I loved those days, not a care in the world, feeling a primitive sense whenever I ran through the woods. These days less and less people are getting out and getting wild which is why I began blogging about the easily accessible green spaces in our local areas, in the hope that more people both young and old can get out and be taken back to their primitive youth.

Jess Wilson Blogs

30 Days Wild Challenge

30 days wild challenge: Ideas on how to get wild this June Sometimes we don’t have the time to get out and see our beautiful countryside,...

River Wear walks in Bishop Auckland

Stretching a whopping 60miles (97km) the River Wear is one of our region's longest rivers. Being so long there are bound to be hundreds...
Coundon Woods

Coundon Woods – a winter wonderland

The Beast from the East hit us pretty bad this week with temperatures plummeting into the minuses. Public transport ceased while local schools and...
Hidden Shildon - Eldon Bank Top provides stunning views across to Bishop Auckland.

Hidden Shildon: a short and easy walk

Dating back to the first half of the 19th century, Shildon has a long history of coal mining and railways which transformed its population...
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Snowy days: a white canvas of opportunity

It's only natural that after the number of snowy days we've had recently that I write a piece on snow. So here it is... I remember...
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Fuelling your Wanderlust in Bishop Auckland

Adventure and nature can be found right on our doorstep For many people the mellow, almost lullaby voice of Sir David Attenborough filled our childhoods...
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Plastic cups: who should pay the tax?

We're all victims to the luscious smell of Costa Coffee or the occasional hot chocolate from Starbucks, but what do we do with the...
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Volunteering: how giving up your spare time can change your life

Normally I like to write about the local area and where the best places are for walking dogs. But I'm often asked why on...
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