Category Archives: commons

Munificent Margaret

The Open Spaces Society’s former vice-president Margaret Smith would have been 101 today. Continue reading

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Beverley bound

I visited Beverley in East Yorkshire in January for the Ramblers’ AGM and enjoyed a walk over the Westwood common. Continue reading

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One hundred Opinions

In the autumn 2018 issue of Open Space magazine I wrote my 100th Opinion article. Continue reading

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Better for butterflies

An unprecedented 28 volunteers worked at Common Wood, making a better habitat for butterflies. Continue reading

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1189 & all that

Thirty years ago I wrote an Opinion piece in Open Space magazine about the importance of 1189. Continue reading

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Chilterns’ future

I have commented on the draft management plan for the Chilterns AONB: mostly good but too laid-back on paths and access. Continue reading

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Roaming the Cromer coast

On my recent visit to Cromer for the Walkers Are Welcome annual get-together I found time to explore the Norfolk coast. Continue reading

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