Category Archives: Access

Tony Hams remembered

Remembering Tony Hams on what would have been his 76th birthday, a great leader and a dear friend. Continue reading

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Rape of a festival footpath

Shamefully, the Herefordshire Trail was still obstructed, with oil-seed rape and two dreadful stiles, for the Herefordshire Walking Festival. Continue reading

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Dadima’s walk

I joined Geeta Ludhra, Anjana Khatwa, and Clare Warren on Dadima’s walk in the Chilterns, for a wonderful experience. Continue reading

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Hooray for the Dartmoor Way

I was pleased to take part in the official opening of the Dartmoor Way walking route around Dartmoor. Continue reading

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The Vanguardians

On 28 May the Vanguard Way Association was formed, to oversee the 66-mile Vanguard Way between Croydon and Newhaven. Continue reading

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Recce for the festival

I helped my visually-impaired friend Marika Kovacs to recce the walk she is leading for the Herefordshire Walking Festival. Continue reading

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Kinder’s legacy

The 90th anniversary of the Kinder trespass is a chance to call for a new movement for access. Continue reading

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A milestone meeting

Fifty years ago today I first met Sylvia Sayer who inspired me to become a campaigner. I owe her so much and remember her with huge affection. Continue reading

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End on the upbeat

Some of my thoughts on what is special about the Ramblers as expressed to the AGM of general council. Continue reading

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Access regained

Access to downland at Chawley Manor in Bucks is not to be restricted, following a campaign but the Ramblers and Open Spaces Society. Continue reading

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