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A centenary in Chester

I spoke at the centenary dinner of the Chester Rambling and Hill Walking Club in Chester. Continue reading

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Moses Room, commons bill, and George

Forty years ago I fought the first Dartmoor Commons Bill before a House of Lords committee. Continue reading

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The Rivington Pledge

Thirty years ago today, more than 3,000 demonstrators pledged to trespass on land owned by water authorities if public access there was not protected in the Water Act 1989. Continue reading

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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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A man who knew his mushrooms

I learnt a great deal about John Newnham, former field officer for the Ramblers, at his funeral in February. Continue reading

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Matchless Maurice

Maurice Tebbutt, who has died aged 88, was a leading light in the Northamptonshire Ramblers for half a century. Continue reading

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