Category Archives: National parks

Celebrating Jerry’s life

On 20 July 70 people gathered to remember Jerry Pearlman, former Ramblers’ solicitor and member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Continue reading

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Climate-crisis speech in a hothouse

On 16 July I went to Kew Gardens to listen to the environment secretary, Michael Gove, speak about Defra’s work. Sadly, he didn’t mention public access until I asked the question. Continue reading

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The Dales Way at 50

I was a guest at the lunch organised by the Dales Way Association to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the way. Continue reading

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Opening the coast

Seventy years ago today a House of Commons committee debated the inclusion of coastal access in the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Bill. Continue reading

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Okehampton bypass inquiry: 40 years ago

It is 40 years since the 96-day Okehampton bypass inquiry opened. Continue reading

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Trespasser remembered

George Haigh, probably the last of the Kinder trespassers, died yesterday aged 103. Continue reading

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Let’s reinvent the Countryside Agency

We must not forget the Countryside Agency which was born 20 years ago today, on 1 April 1999.
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