Category Archives: Access

A welcome focus on public access

Lord Blencathra, deputy chair of Natural England, made an excellent speech about public access at the launch of the National Land Access Centre. Continue reading

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PM opens Margaret’s Bridge

Theresa May, as MP for Maidenhead, opened the bridge in memory of the late Margaret Bowdery, East Berkshire Ramblers’ campaigner. Continue reading

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How do you get to Backney Common?

It appears impossible legally to obtain access to Backney Common, access land on the River Wye near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. Continue reading

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On Garway Hill

I fulfilled a long ambition to walk up Garway Hill and explore some west Herefordshire commons with my friend Marika Kovacs. Continue reading

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Peter Melchett, access champion

Peter Melchett, Ramblers’ vice-president, has died aged 70. He was a champion of access who created public paths on his farm in Norfolk. Continue reading

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Among champion trees

This was the third year in which Ramblers Cymru had staged a walk from the Eisteddfod, following many years when the walk was organised by the Countryside Council for Wales and then Natural Resources Wales.  Their enthusiasm flagged and so, … Continue reading

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Across the Cardiff barrage

For more than 20 years I have visited the Eisteddfod, to walk with Welsh colleagues.  This year the Eisteddfod was in Cardiff; it was  much more a part of the city than is normally the case when the maes is … Continue reading

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