Monthly Archives: April 2020

Essex man’s revolution

Dennis Nisbet, who campaigned for paths and access, would have been 100 on 17 April. I pay tribute to him. Continue reading

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The mountains will endure

Today, on the 88th anniversary of the Kinder Scout mass trespass, we salute the brave trespassers and look forward once again to enjoying freedom of the hills Continue reading

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Quiz: behind the scenes

My old family home, Wrango, was featured in the recent ITV series Quiz. Continue reading

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Dartmoor’s Burnard

The founder of the Dartmoor Preservation Association, Robert Burnard, died 100 years ago today. Continue reading

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Dusk at the top of the wood

It was peaceful at dusk at the top of the wood. Continue reading

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Greenwich oasis

Memories of better times: the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is a pretty special place. Continue reading

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I’m missing you, Ramblers!

This weekend would have been my thirty-ninth annual meeting of the Ramblers. Sadly it is not taking place. Continue reading

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Happy tenth birthday, South Downs!

Ten years ago today, 1 April 2010, the South Downs National Park came into being.  The campaign for park’s designation was long and bumpy, lasting for decades.  The South Downs was the unfinished business from the 1949 National Parks and … Continue reading

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