Monthly Archives: August 2021

Travesty at Tetsworth

The paths of Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, remain in a dire state despite landowner assurances to the contrary. Continue reading

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And life no longer what it was

Fifty years ago today I was inspired to become a campaigner. Continue reading

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Privacy prevails

Sadly Buckinghamshire Council has approved ugly new gates at the Old Vicarage in Turville. Continue reading

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Worthing’s well-kept secret

I joined a reunion to celebrate victory in a campaign for access to Worthing’s downland, but the access land is a secret. Continue reading

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The River Coln Trail is coming

The River Coln rises just north of Brockhampton in Gloucestershire and flows south and south-east for 33 miles to join the Thames near Lechlade. It is an enchanting river, and the two Walkers Are Welcome Towns which are close to … Continue reading

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A gate for Bob

Northamptonshire Ramblers have organised a gate at Little Harrowden in memory of their president, the late Bob Coles. I unveiled the plaque. Continue reading

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The battle of Battlemead

Battlemead Common was bought by Windsor & Maidenhead Council for all residents to enjoy. It must create a path across the land to enable this to happen. Continue reading

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