Category Archives: campaigns

Fifty years of the Cotswold Way

Fifty years ago today the Cotswold Way was launched, as part of the Ramblers National Footpath Week 1970. Continue reading

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Those inimitable twins

Remembering my friends Oz and Geoff Sayer on what would have been their ninetieth birthday Continue reading

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A TV opportunity

My first TV interview was 40 years ago, the day the first Dartmoor Commons Bill was rejected by parliament. Continue reading

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Essex man’s revolution

Dennis Nisbet, who campaigned for paths and access, would have been 100 on 17 April. I pay tribute to him. Continue reading

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The mountains will endure

Today, on the 88th anniversary of the Kinder Scout mass trespass, we salute the brave trespassers and look forward once again to enjoying freedom of the hills Continue reading

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Happy tenth birthday, South Downs!

Ten years ago today, 1 April 2010, the South Downs National Park came into being.  The campaign for park’s designation was long and bumpy, lasting for decades.  The South Downs was the unfinished business from the 1949 National Parks and … Continue reading

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Ramblers Scotland: trailblazers

I have some excellent memories of the recent Ramblers’ Scottish Council, the last Ramblers’ gathering we shall have for a while. Continue reading

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