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.

Remembering Alan Howard

Alan Howard, who pioneered Rail Ramblers, would have been 97 today. He is remembered with affection. Continue reading

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Tramp around Tetsworth

I carried out my bird survey for the River Thame Conservation Trust in a grid square near Tetsworth in Oxfordshire Continue reading

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A casual appointment

Forty years ago I was Interviewed for the Dartmoor National Park Committee, in a very different process from today’s.

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For want of a footbridge

A 150-strong rally of Henley residents and others called for the missing footbridge on Fawley footpath 12 to be replaced. Continue reading

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‘Herts teachers “do not like modern art”‘

An exhibition of Barbara Hepworth’s work at St Albans museum this year illustrated the foresight of Hertfordshire’s former county education officer, John Newsom. Continue reading

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Circuit of Canvey Island

I joined South-East Essex Ramblers on a fascinating walk around Canvey Island on the route which will soon become the England Coast Path. Continue reading

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Memorial to Maurice

I unveiled the plaque to Maurice Tebbutt, Northamptonshire rambler, on a gate in his memory. Continue reading

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