Monthly Archives: October 2021

Moorland massacre

Forty years ago the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 received royal assent. It did nothing to save moorland. Continue reading

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People at the heart of policy

I spoke at the recent national park societies’ conference: national parks have never needed us more. Continue reading

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Ten years of Common Wood

I have owned Common Wood on Dartmoor for ten years, and it is as lovely as ever. Continue reading

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Les Preston, path protector

I was shocked to learn that Les Preston, a feisty campaigner with the White Cliffs Ramblers, had died. Here is my tribute. Continue reading

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Nottingham’s town trail

At last I was able to open Nottingham’s historic town trail which celebrates the rescue of 130 acres of green space under the 1845 Inclosure Act. Continue reading

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