Just the walking to go! Dove Step 2 – part 3

Here is the final part of Jonny Rankin’s blog about the epic Dove Step 2 endurance challenge to raise funds for Operation Turtle Dove and increase awareness of the Turtle Dove’s plight. Beware, it makes excruciating reading!  Having recounted our experience of the kayak and cycling legs, two thirds of our 700-mile triathlon, this next […]

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Dove Step 2 – Part 2

More from Jonny Rankin and the Dove Step team following part of the migration route of Titan, the satellite tagged Turtle Dove…  Having regaled readers with our experience of the kayak leg, the first discipline of our 700-mile triathlon, this next post moves onto the cycle leg… The quick turnover between kayak and cycle leg […]

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Dove Step 2 – Part 1

Those who have followed Operation Turtle Dove since it’s inception may have read about our previous, 300 mile, journey for Turtle Doves. In Spring 2014 Robert Yaxley and myself, Jonny Rankin, walked from Lakenheath to Saltholme RSPB reserves, covering much of the English range of Turtle Doves in the process. With the success of this […]

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Wildlife heroes go the extra mile for turtle doves

Tomorrow (26th October), two wildlife heroes are going the extra mile – literally – to help support the effort to save one of England’s most threatened birds – the turtle dove. This spring Jonny Rankin, who lives in Bury St Edmunds, walked marathon distances every 24 hours for 13 days. Johnny’s fellow fundraiser, Tristan Reid, […]

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