Monthly Archives: May 2017

The world of commons conferences

The international commons conference organised in Cheltenham in 2008 was my first experience of the international commons scene. Continue reading

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What route for the Hamble estuary coast path?

Campaigners argue for the best route for the England Coast Path on the Hamble estuary in Hampshire Continue reading

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Genial Geoff

Geoff Eastwood, Ramblers vice-president and East Yorkshire activist, would have been 77 today. Continue reading

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Summoned by sunset

I ran up Turville Hill to see the sunset before it faded. Continue reading

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Rhodri’s route

If it was not for Rhodri Morgan, former first minister of Wales who died on 17 May, we might have no Wales Coast Path. Continue reading

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The legacy of the Big Welsh Walk

The Big Welsh Walk (Taith Gerdded Fawr Cymru) took place in Ceredigion on Saturday 6 May.  I joined the 200 people taking part.  We could choose from walks of 15, 10 or six miles and I went for the 15-mile one. … Continue reading

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Turtle dove returns

It’s always a relief when the turtle dove returns to Otmoor. Continue reading

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