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.

Pop-up footbridge

It was a surprise to find a well-engineered footbridge had appeared over the A470 in time for the eisteddfod, when money cannot be found to provide much-needed bridges over public paths. Continue reading

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April ouzels

In April I walked up Tavy Cleave on Dartmoor and saw and heard two ring ouzels. Continue reading

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The keeper of the colliery

On a recent Ramblers’ visit to Wales we walked in the restored Llynfi valley near Maesteg, which was a wonderful experience. Continue reading

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Gate too twee

A Turville resident has rightly challenged the twee gate which has appeared on the footpath to the windmill. Continue reading

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Around Cardiff Bay

On a recent Ramblers’ weekend in Cardiff I took the opportunity to walk round Cardiff Bay on the Wales Coast Path. Continue reading

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Turtle dove at last

At last, on an unlikely August afternoon, I saw a turtle dove at Otmoor. Continue reading

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Celebrating Jerry’s life

On 20 July 70 people gathered to remember Jerry Pearlman, former Ramblers’ solicitor and member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Continue reading

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