Monthly Archives: October 2020

An octet at Common Wood

The Dartmoor Preservation Association Conservation Volunteers did a grand job at Common Wood, making it better for butterflies. Continue reading

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Coppet Hill hasn’t copped it

I returned to Coppet Hill above the Wye in Herefordshire after eight years for an autumn walk. Continue reading

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A prize collection of dinosaurs

Thirty years ago the then chairman of the Open Spaces Society, Rodney Legg, caused a stir with the National Trust establishment. Continue reading

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A visit to the Hemingfords

In the summer I visited Hemingford Grey in Cambridgeshire to see where the old houseboat Reggie used to be moored. Continue reading

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Top camera-club pulled down the shutter

Thirty years ago I was banned from making a speech at the Royal Photographic Society’s launch of an exhibition of photos of secret land. Continue reading

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All night in the Lords

Twenty years ago I sat up all night in the House of Lords as peers debated the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill. Continue reading

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