Category Archives: Open country

The Ramblers’ Shirburn Hill rally

Twenty years ago 2,500 Ramblers rallied on Shirburn Hill, Oxfordshire, to celebrate the government’s decision to legislate for freedom to roam. Continue reading

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A memorable day

Twenty years ago today we celebrated the government’s announcement that it would legislate for public access. Continue reading

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1189 & all that

Thirty years ago I wrote an Opinion piece in Open Space magazine about the importance of 1189. Continue reading

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Chilterns’ future

I have commented on the draft management plan for the Chilterns AONB: mostly good but too laid-back on paths and access. Continue reading

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The last full-day’s walk

Ten years ago was my last proper walk with my dear friend Rozel Lawlor who died in April 2010. Continue reading

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Eyes and ears on the paths

The benefits to landowners of having paths across their land is that walkers and riders spot problems with stock and report them. Continue reading

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Walk among the sarsens

After the Ramblers’ Wiltshire and Swindon Area AGM we walked on Fyfield Down access land Continue reading

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