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To mark its 125th birthday, the National Trust has published a Little Book of Walks for each of its regions as Velvet finds out

To mark its 125th birthday, the National Trust has published a Little Book of Walks for each of its regions - each covering 125 miles of Trust-owned land. Offering a choice of two-mile, four-mile and longer routes, the East of England version takes in ancient woodland, windswept coastline, historic parkland, wildflower meadows, formal gardens and nature reserves.

PIC BY GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY 07976 880732.Picture showsthe Konik horses stoping for a drink on Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire on Sunday morning April2nd.Wild STALLIONS were spotted doing their traditional Spring sparring today (Sun) - as Britain enjoyed a warm and sunny day.The rare Konik ponies reared up and fought with their forelegs in the dramatic fight on the wetlands of Wicken Fen in the middle of the English countryside - just 10 miles from the city of Cambridge.The dramatic display, which looked more like something you would see on the plains of America, was watched by a number of young foals.The tiny ponies will have to grow up fast to keep up with the wild herd, which roams the Cambridgeshire wetlands.Herds of wild horses vanished from Britain 4,000 years ago so these macho sparring displays are now rarely seen. Many of the males in the herd are covered in battle scars and bites from fighting.The koniks, which share many characteristics of the now-extinct Tarpan, the original wild horse of Europe~s forests, are one of the largest animals ever to be introduced in to the UK.SEE COPY CATCHLINE Stallions Spring sparring in UK (30134638)
PIC BY GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY 07976 880732.Picture showsthe Konik horses stoping for a drink on Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire on Sunday morning April2nd.Wild STALLIONS were spotted doing their traditional Spring sparring today (Sun) - as Britain enjoyed a warm and sunny day.The rare Konik ponies reared up and fought with their forelegs in the dramatic fight on the wetlands of Wicken Fen in the middle of the English countryside - just 10 miles from the city of Cambridge.The dramatic display, which looked more like something you would see on the plains of America, was watched by a number of young foals.The tiny ponies will have to grow up fast to keep up with the wild herd, which roams the Cambridgeshire wetlands.Herds of wild horses vanished from Britain 4,000 years ago so these macho sparring displays are now rarely seen. Many of the males in the herd are covered in battle scars and bites from fighting.The koniks, which share many characteristics of the now-extinct Tarpan, the original wild horse of Europe~s forests, are one of the largest animals ever to be introduced in to the UK.SEE COPY CATCHLINE Stallions Spring sparring in UK (30134638)

Complete with a key, showing suitability for wheelchairs, little ones and dogs, it’s brilliant both for keen walkers and those who just fancy a stroll. We’re starting with the Three Lodes Trail at Wicken Fen, eyes peeled for the resident konik ponies.

Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/eastofengland for details.


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