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.

Crepuscular Caprimulgus

On 30 June I joined Surrey Wildlife Trust’s annual survey of nightjars at Barossa nature reserve. Continue reading

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Tony Hams remembered

Remembering Tony Hams on what would have been his 76th birthday, a great leader and a dear friend. Continue reading

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Red-letter day

Fifty years ago today, while at school, I received my first letter from Sylvia Sayer, a special moment. Continue reading

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Rape of a festival footpath

Shamefully, the Herefordshire Trail was still obstructed, with oil-seed rape and two dreadful stiles, for the Herefordshire Walking Festival. Continue reading

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Dadima’s walk

I joined Geeta Ludhra, Anjana Khatwa, and Clare Warren on Dadima’s walk in the Chilterns, for a wonderful experience. Continue reading

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Hooray for the Dartmoor Way

I was pleased to take part in the official opening of the Dartmoor Way walking route around Dartmoor. Continue reading

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My kind of bunting

On 2 June the villages were adorned with bunting, but I sought another type of bunting. Continue reading

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The Vanguardians

On 28 May the Vanguard Way Association was formed, to oversee the 66-mile Vanguard Way between Croydon and Newhaven. Continue reading

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Recce for the festival

I helped my visually-impaired friend Marika Kovacs to recce the walk she is leading for the Herefordshire Walking Festival. Continue reading

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Ouzel hunt

There were no ring ouzels up Tavy Cleave, but I was pleased to see whinchat and cuckoo, and to hear some groppers. Continue reading

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