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.

Tricky paths at Tetsworth

I visited Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, again for a bird survey and found the public paths still to be in a poor state. Continue reading

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Rambling around Rushden

My first Ramblers’ AGM of the season was in Rushden, Northamptonshire. Continue reading

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A magical landscape

Just over ten years ago Hilary Benn signed the confirmation order for the South Downs National Park. Continue reading

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Last post for Bob

My good friend Bob Coles, indefatigable Northamptonshire rambler, has died aged 90. Continue reading

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Shield of the moor

Dartmoor’s greatest campaigner, Sylvia Sayer, died 20 years ago today. Here is a tribute. Continue reading

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On new year’s day every bird counts

On new year’s day I am eager to see any species of bird for the year’s records. Continue reading

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My bird year 2019

I saw 116 bird species and heard another three this year. Continue reading

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