Category Archives: Access

Listening to silence

On the last day of 2018 I walked from Burford with my friend Marika Kovacs. Continue reading

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A look at the Lickeys

This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the Countryside Act 1968 which introduced country parks. The Lickey Hills country park is a great success story. Continue reading

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Japan welcomes walkers

Friends from the Japan Footpath Association and Walkers Are Welcome visited the Chilterns to talk about paths and promoting walking Continue reading

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John Johnson: friend of access

John Johnson, former chairman of the Countryside Commission and an advocate of access, has died aged 88. Continue reading

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Maxwell Ayamba: star of Sheffield

My friend Maxwell Ayamba has won the Sheffield Star’s Pride in Sheffield Award for his work in enabling people to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Continue reading

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Delving into Dorset

It’s the Ramblers’ AGM season again, and I am due to visit five Ramblers’ areas before mid February, to hear what our volunteers are doing, communicate any concerns to our central office and talk about what the Ramblers are achieving … Continue reading

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John Newnham’s tireless work for walkers

John Newnham has stood down as chair of the Ramblers’ Shrewsbury Group; we thank him for his immense contribution to walkers in Shropshire. Continue reading

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