Monthly Archives: April 2018

A prehistoric cairnfield?

Common Wood: part 14 I know there are lumps and bumps at the top of my land at Common Wood, near Horndon on Dartmoor.  I also know that piles of stones on Dartmoor often have some significance. I was delighted … Continue reading

Posted in Common Wood, Dartmoor, History, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Otmoor under threat

Otmoor RSPB reserve is under threat from a new road which we do not need. Continue reading

Posted in Birds, campaigns | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in campaigns, commons, Dartmoor, National parks, Open Spaces Society, wild country | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Glad to see greenfinches

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

Posted in Birds | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Access, campaigns, commons, National parks, Obituary, Open Spaces Society, Public paths, Ramblers, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Aberdeen ambles

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

Posted in Access, Ramblers, Scotland, walking | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment