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.

Day on the downs

A six-mile walk across downland on the western edge of the South Downs National Park. Continue reading

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Launch of the Shropshire Way main route

I was invited to participate in the launch of the Shropshire Way main route, a great achievement by volunteers. Continue reading

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A special day for the South Downs

Twenty years ago today John Prescott announced that the South Downs would be a national park. Continue reading

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Fifty years in England

Fifty years ago today my friend George Laurence, now an eminent QC, first stepped on English soil. He was born and brought up in Pretoria, South Africa.  On 10 September 1969, a 22-year old, he boarded the SA Vaal in … Continue reading

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John Humphrys, the terrier

As john Humphrys retires from presenting Today I recall an interview with him in 2000 regarding the blocked footpath Framfield 9. Continue reading

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Posty Bob is 90

Happy birthday to my good friend, Northamptonshire Rambler Bob Coles, who is 90 today. Continue reading

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Fury at Fawley Court

Pressure is mounting on Bucks County Council to replace the missing footbridge at Fawley Court, near Henley. Continue reading

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