Monthly Archives: August 2019

White Cliffs walking at Walmer

I opened the White Cliffs Walking Festival at Walmer, Kent, on 22 August. Continue reading

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Seat with no view

Too often the view from the seat has been lost. Continue reading

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Unforgettable Bar

I like to remember my friend Barbara MacDonald on her birthday, 28 August.  She would have been 107 this year.  This is what I said at her post-funeral gathering in her home village of Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor on 30 September … Continue reading

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Thirty years of Rail Ramblers

The Rail Ramblers have celebrated their thirtieth anniversary of walking in Shropshire and mid-Wales. Continue reading

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Pop-up footbridge

It was a surprise to find a well-engineered footbridge had appeared over the A470 in time for the eisteddfod, when money cannot be found to provide much-needed bridges over public paths. Continue reading

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April ouzels

In April I walked up Tavy Cleave on Dartmoor and saw and heard two ring ouzels. Continue reading

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The keeper of the colliery

On a recent Ramblers’ visit to Wales we walked in the restored Llynfi valley near Maesteg, which was a wonderful experience. Continue reading

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