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.

Regatta rows

Thirty years ago I marched through the tent at Henley Regatta which was blocking the public footpath. Continue reading

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Green islands in immense sands

A year ago today, 6 July 2019, I made a brief visit to the Lomas Jatosisa, about 40 kilometres south-east of Lima in Peru.  The lomas is an invaluable ecosystem, found only in Peru and Chile.  It is created by … Continue reading

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Verba renovata

Thanks to the Chiltern Society, the welcoming sign on my gate has been renewed. Continue reading

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Whose legs were those?

Forty years ago today I went for my first job interview with a national organisation, the Council (now Campaign) for National Parks. Fiona Reynolds was the successful candidate. Continue reading

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Not this year for Nottingham trail

Today, 28 June, I should have been opening the Nottingham town trail linking the green spaces saved by the 1965 inclosure award. Continue reading

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Mr Sussex Walker

A tribute to Ben Perkins, Sussex walker and campaigner, who has died. Continue reading

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Tetsworth bridleway reopened

I am delighted that Tetsworth bridleway 28 has been reopened. I reported it to Oxfordshire County Council as illegally obstructed with a padlock gate (two padlocks) on 25 May and again on 20 June.  In fact it was first reported … Continue reading

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Ambassadorial visit

Karen Pierce is the first woman UK ambassador to the US; Anne Armstrong was the first US ambassador to the UK—and my Dad painted her. Continue reading

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Terrible Tetsworth (pathwise)

My fourth bird-survey at Tetsworth: terrible paths but they joy of a gropper. Continue reading

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Two birds with one survey

I have taken on a new site for the breeding bird survey, at Piddington in Bucks. Continue reading

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