Monthly Archives: March 2016

Soulbury’s erratic stone

I am pleased that Bucks County Council has decided against moving the Soulbury erratic from its resting place. Continue reading

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Alan for access

I am sad that Alan Gaskell, West Riding Ramblers’ access champion, has died aged 93. Continue reading

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Let’s have data not dogma

The government threatens to cut a vital survey of people’s engagement with the outdoors, with loss of important data. Continue reading

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More Otmoor

A March visit to Otmoor with 52 bird species including short-eared owl. Continue reading

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Jellyfish have teeth?

Since when have jellyfish had teeth? Continue reading

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Back on the straight and wide

I have to keep a close watch on Ibstone footpath 5 close to my home as it is repeatedly obstructed or not restored. Continue reading

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Grabbing the opportunity

I grabbed a visit to Stanwick Lakes in Northamptonshire and was well rewarded. Continue reading

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Wellingborough Ramblers’ 25th

I joined the Ramblers’ Wellingborough Group for their 25th anniversary dinner and spoke about the campaigning role of the Ramblers Continue reading

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A cryn shame

I am helping residents of Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire, to record paths through Weston Woods where access is threatened. Continue reading

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Mixed emotions on 6 March

The sixth of March is one of those special days in my diary, for happy and sad reasons.   It was Sylvia Sayer’s birthday—she was my campaigning mentor and friend for nearly 30 years. On 6 March 1974, while I was … Continue reading

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