Category Archives: campaigns

A magical landscape

Just over ten years ago Hilary Benn signed the confirmation order for the South Downs National Park. Continue reading

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Last post for Bob

My good friend Bob Coles, indefatigable Northamptonshire rambler, has died aged 90. Continue reading

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Shield of the moor

Dartmoor’s greatest campaigner, Sylvia Sayer, died 20 years ago today. Here is a tribute. Continue reading

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Huccaby memorial to Dartmoor campaigners

I joined three generations of Sayers to dedicate a memorial to Guy and Sylvia Sayer at Huccaby chapel on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Remembering Alan Howard

Alan Howard, who pioneered Rail Ramblers, would have been 97 today. He is remembered with affection. Continue reading

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A casual appointment

Forty years ago I was interviewed for the Dartmoor National Park Committee, in a very different process from today’s.

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For want of a footbridge

A 150-strong rally of Henley residents and others called for the missing footbridge on Fawley footpath 12 to be replaced. Continue reading

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