Monthly Archives: October 2018

MK Ramblers help wayfinding

Milton Keynes Ramblers have teamed up with Milton Keynes Council rights-of-way department by funding and installing five new waymark posts on footpaths in the parish of Moulsoe.  Continue reading

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John Underhill-Day, all-round naturalist

I pay tribute to my friend John Underhill-Day, an excellent all-round naturalist, who has died aged 74. Continue reading

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Stonehenge shenanigans

Today is the centenary of Stonehenge’s acquisition for the nation, but before that it was the scene of access battles. Continue reading

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Bashing for butterflies

Common Wood: part 15 On a bright and sunny autumn day, 22 October, 13 volunteers met in the front field at Hillbridge Farm near Peter Tavy on Dartmoor.  Megan Lowe and Simon Phelps from Butterfly Conservation’s All the Moor Butterflies … Continue reading

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Hikers’ Henley welcomes walkers

Henley-on-Thames, which was launched as a Walkers Are Welcome town on 30 September, is the second in Oxfordshire. Continue reading

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National parks: a common good

I was invited to have the last word at the national park societies’ conference, held on Dartmoor during World Commons Week. Continue reading

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The Forest at forty

I was pleased to join the Forest of Dean Ramblers’ group for its fortieth anniversary celebrations. Continue reading

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