By The River

Kenneth Grahame. 1859-1932
The Pagan Papers
By The River
The Wind in the Willows
I. The River Bank
II. The Open Road
III. The Wild Wood
IV. Mr. Badger
V. Dulce Domum
VI. Mr. Toad
VII. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
VIII. Toad's Adventures
IX. Wayfarers All
X. The Further Adventures Of Toad
XI. 'Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears.'
XII. The Return of Ulysses

"Nice? It's the only thing," said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing," he went on dreamily: "messing--about--in--boats; messing--"
- The Wind  in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame

Being On It, In It, By It

Harry Hargreaves Ratty

messing about in boats by Pangbourne Meadow

The Wind in the Willows [click for larger image]

the reserve forms a part of the
Sulham and Tidmarsh Woods
and Meadows Site of
Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Fringing the beautiful River Pang,
Moor Copse nature reserve appeals
to walkers and natural historians alike.
This ancient woodland is a place of
character, variety and great beauty,
with it's 70 acres comprising of
three wet woodland copses, a
small meadow and a healthy
chalk stream.

the official community website

if you missed this year's
then don't miss it next year

Dot & Ian Hart 's absolutely
delightful website about their
messing about in boats on
The River

our webpage about the
River Thames, to be found
on our The Wild Side of Life

The illustration is taken from
Kenneth Grahame's.
The Wind in The Willows
New York, Harper Collins
[Illustrated by Harry Hargreaves.
Paperback 252 pps.]1987

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