The Beyonder is an online magazine based in the Chilterns for those who love the great outdoors and want to explore and enjoy the amazing natural environment on our doorstep.
We want to find out more about the rich heritage and culture of the surrounding area, explore the countryside and find out more about local wildlife.
As well as encouraging others to do the same, we are also too well aware of how much our precious rural environment is under threat, and we’d like to do our bit to help protect it.
All over our area – which covers Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and beyond – main roads are lined with unsightly litter and selfish fly-tippers cost our councils millions of pounds every year by dumping household waste and building materials in laybys and on roadsides, sometimes on the very edge of beautiful country parks or rolling farmland.
Working in partnership with local councils and other like-minded organisations we want to find ways of combatting this curse – through clean-up campaigns and educational initiatives, as well as helping the authorities to find and prosecute the worst offenders.
We would love to create a thriving online community of people who share similar interests and goals – whether they are ramblers or bird-watchers, runners or photographers, residents or tourists.
Our What’s on pages should provide a valuable source of ideas about dozens of local events and activities taking place near you.
For volunteers wanting to get out there and help protect the local environment, we hope to promote and participate in sociable community events like village litter-picks, volunteer ranger days, footpath checking walks and the like.
For photographers (and artists) wanting to share their best work, we’d like to encourage you to contribute both to our news and features output, and via our social network sites on Facebook and Instagram.
We’re also interested to hear from writers interested in contributing to the website, and especially from reviewers able to share their views about the plethora of new nature and wildlife books published every month – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.