Category Archives: campaigns

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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Activist Anne Wilks’s centenary

Anne Wilks, an activist for paths and greens in East Kent, would have been 100 today, 9 November. Continue reading

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The Forest at forty

I was pleased to join the Forest of Dean Ramblers’ group for its fortieth anniversary celebrations. 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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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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