Category Archives: campaigns

The value of walking

Last weekend the Walkers Are Welcome Towns Network’s tenth anniversary get-together was held in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale.  Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers Are Welcome town, inspired by local residents Andrew Bibby and Gwen Goddard. The event was hosted by … 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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All the eights for Posty Bob

Bob Coles, courageous defender of Northamptonshire’s path, was 88 last week. Continue reading

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Smiling in the rain

In pouring rain we dedicated a gate on the Dartmoor Preservation Association’s land at Swincombe to Geoff Sayer, former treasurer and vice-president and true friend of Dartmoor Continue reading

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Barbara was always there

My friend Barbara MacDonald would have been 105 today. I remember her devotion to the Dartmoor cause. Continue reading

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White Cliffs Festival launched at Walmer

I opened the fourth White Cliffs Walking Festival at Walmer on 24 August. Continue reading

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Half my life a footpath secretary

This year I have spent half my life as Area footpath secretary for the Ramblers Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and West Middlesex Area Continue reading

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