Author Archives: campaignerkate

About campaignerkate

I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.

Bird count and path check

This is my third year of bird surveying for the River Thame Conservation Trust, and I noted the state of the paths while recording birds. Continue reading

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Roaming the Cromer coast

On my recent visit to Cromer for the Walkers Are Welcome annual get-together I found time to explore the Norfolk coast. Continue reading

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Mangled memory

Laurence Binyon’s words ‘They shall grow not old’ have been mangled in a recent film title, as Chris Hall points out in a letter in the Guardian. Continue reading

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Activist Anne Wilks’s centenary

Anne Wilks, an activist for paths and greens in East Kent, would have been 100 today, 9 November. Continue reading

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What is the impact of Walkers Are Welcome?

At the Walkers Are Welcome towns annual get-together in Cromer we agreed that the towns need to demonstrate their impact more. Continue reading

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One bittern—or maybe more

I saw my first bittern at the Otmoor RSPB reserve. Continue reading

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MK Ramblers help wayfinding

Milton Keynes Ramblers have teamed up with Milton Keynes Council rights-of-way department by funding and installing five new waymark posts on footpaths in the parish of Moulsoe.  Continue reading

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