Category Archives: campaigns

Tony Hams remembered

Remembering Tony Hams on what would have been his 76th birthday, a great leader and a dear friend. Continue reading

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Red-letter day

Fifty years ago today, while at school, I received my first letter from Sylvia Sayer, a special moment. Continue reading

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Rape of a festival footpath

Shamefully, the Herefordshire Trail was still obstructed, with oil-seed rape and two dreadful stiles, for the Herefordshire Walking Festival. Continue reading

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Kinder’s legacy

The 90th anniversary of the Kinder trespass is a chance to call for a new movement for access. Continue reading

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A milestone meeting

Fifty years ago today I first met Sylvia Sayer who inspired me to become a campaigner. I owe her so much and remember her with huge affection. Continue reading

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End on the upbeat

Some of my thoughts on what is special about the Ramblers as expressed to the AGM of general council. Continue reading

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Access regained

Access to downland at Chawley Manor in Bucks is not to be restricted, following a campaign but the Ramblers and Open Spaces Society. Continue reading

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Forty years with the Ramblers

Forty years ago I was first elected to the Ramblers’ executive committee (board of trustees). It was completely unexpected.
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New ways in Devon

Devon Ramblers have entered a new phase of their existence, but will continue to be effective in achieving Ramblers’ aims. Continue reading

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Valiant Valerie

I learnt a great deal about my Rambler friend Valerie Plunkett at her funeral on the South Downs. Continue reading

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