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.

Gap in the map

On a walk on Bredon Hill in Worcestershire I found there is a section of bridleway in Conderton parish missing from the definitive map; we must research it. Continue reading

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Three nightjar-highlights

I had three nightjar-sightings on my survey visit this year, a record for me. Continue reading

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Walbury wander

A mid-May walk from Walbury Hill, West Berkshire, in the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Continue reading

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Shortage of sunshine

Maxwell Ayamba of the Sheffield Environmental Movement argues for more access to open spaces for disadvantaged communities. Continue reading

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Swooping sand martins

It was a long time since I had seen the sand martins at Cadover Bridge on the River Plym on south-west Dartmoor.  So, when I had a short gap between the previously-described walk over Sheepstor and the Dartmoor Preservation Association … Continue reading

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An alien cross

I enjoyed the Dartmoor Preservation Association’s pre-AGM walk but was not pleased to find a large cross on the top of Sheeps Tor. Continue reading

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Success at Common Wood

I was delighted to see at least three Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary butterflies on Common Wood. Continue reading

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