Monthly Archives: October 2017

It’s westward ho for my carriage-driving friends

My carriage-driving friends have left Turville and we shall miss them. Continue reading

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Would the Llandegley wind turbines be legal?

A beautiful part of Powys is threatened by wind turbines, but would they be legal? Continue reading

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Centenary of the inscrutable Lis Hawkins

Lis Hawkins, defender of Dartmoor, would have been 100 on 29 October 2017. Continue reading

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The impact of Walkers Are Welcome

In the last ten years, Walkers Are Welcome towns have developed 1,200 walks totalling over 6,342 miles—the distance from London to Lima—and raised massive sums of money for their local economies. This information is revealed in a recent survey of … Continue reading

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Scalloping at Common Wood

Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers cleared vegetation for butterflies at Common Wood. Continue reading

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A humane, welcoming landscape

The contributions of our Japanese guests to the Walkers Are Welcome tenth-anniversary get-together were outstanding. Takashi Oda, interpreter and tour guide, spoke about Hebden Bridge in Calderdale seen with a foreigner’s eyes.  Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers Are Welcome … Continue reading

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Hand on the shoulder

Ten years ago I was on holiday in St Petersburg.  Our tour did not take us to the Finland Station, so we snuck away there late on the afternoon of 19 October.  This is where Lenin arrived in 1917 in … Continue reading

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