Category Archives: commons

Green islands in immense sands

A year ago today, 6 July 2019, I made a brief visit to the Lomas Jatosisa, about 40 kilometres south-east of Lima in Peru.  The lomas is an invaluable ecosystem, found only in Peru and Chile.  It is created by … Continue reading

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Dennis Parker: the walking wonder

Dennis Parker, stalwart of the East Riding and Derwent Area of the Ramblers and of its Beverley Group, would have been 100 today. Continue reading

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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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Lockdown path-check

One of my lockdown activities has been to check every path in the parish of Turville. I recommend local path-checking as a suitable occupation. 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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Marjorie Kerr: lifelong campaigner

Remembering Marjorie Kerr, a Dorset campaigner, who would have been 93 on 27 February. Continue reading

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The humble spud

Peru is a nation of more than 3,800 species of potato 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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Flair in the favela

While in Peru for the international commons conference, I visited the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous people. Continue reading

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A countrystride down the Eden

The story of my podcast for Countrystride, in the Eden valley, with Mark Richards and Helen Millican. Continue reading

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