Monthly Archives: December 2018

Cromer’s crabsters

Cromer in north Norfolk, which hosted the Walkers Are Welcome towns annual get-together last October, has a proud fishing industry.  Cromer crab and lobster are great delicacies.  As I walked around the town in the interstices of the conference, I … Continue reading

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A look at the Lickeys

This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the Countryside Act 1968 which introduced country parks. The Lickey Hills country park is a great success story. Continue reading

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Japan welcomes walkers

Friends from the Japan Footpath Association and Walkers Are Welcome visited the Chilterns to talk about paths and promoting walking Continue reading

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Following farmland birds

I am doing a farmland bird survey for the British Trust for Ornithology. Continue reading

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An appropriate meaning of OSS

I was pleased to learn that OSS means (in West Yorkshire dialect) ‘the ability to do something properly’. Continue reading

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John Johnson: friend of access

John Johnson, former chairman of the Countryside Commission and an advocate of access, has died aged 88. Continue reading

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Maxwell Ayamba: star of Sheffield

My friend Maxwell Ayamba has won the Sheffield Star’s Pride in Sheffield Award for his work in enabling people to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Continue reading

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