Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Dartmoor reservoir saga, 40 years ago

It is 40 years since I gave evidence at the public inquiry into the Roadford reservoir scheme, countering the alternative sites which were on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Glad to see greenfinches

I was pleased to see a number of greenfinches in Sydenham, Oxfordshire Continue reading

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Jerry Pearlman, the ramblers’ advocate

My friend Jerry Pearlman, the Ramblers’ former honorary solicitor who campaigned for paths and the right to roam, has died aged 84. Continue reading

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The men from St Giles

St Giles’s church in Oxford is commemorating the 18 parishioners who died on active service in the first world war. Continue reading

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Aberdeen ambles

During a fleeting visit to Aberdeen for Ramblers’ Scottish Council I enjoyed three short walks. Continue reading

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Practice for the Big Welsh Walk

With only two months until Ramblers Cymru’s Big Welsh Walk it was time to put in some practice. Continue reading

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Eight years old today

Happy eighth birthday to the South Downs National Park, born on 1 April 2011 as Britain’s newest national park. I was sorry to miss the celebratory event in Midhurst, West Sussex, yesterday.  It was as usual organised by the indefatigable … Continue reading

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