Category Archives: Open country

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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68th birthday of ‘a people’s charter’

Today is the 68th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. Continue reading

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The Stalling Busk summit

On 7 October Ramblers gathered at Stalling Busk, the tiny village in the Yorkshire Dales, to celebrate a meeting in 1996 which helped to form the access legislation we now enjoy. Continue reading

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Fun part of the job

One of the best things about being a Ramblers’ trustee is the chance to visit volunteers. Continue reading

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Labour should celebrate access achievement, but go for more

Twenty years ago Labour was elected with a promise of legislation for the right to roam. We had to hold them to it. Continue reading

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Return to Challacombe Farm

The other day I called on Naomi Oakley at Challacombe Farm, near Postbridge on Dartmoor.  I had last visited 34 years ago when it was run by Peter and Min Cullum. Now their daughter Naomi is in charge with her partner Mark … Continue reading

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