Category Archives: National parks

The inspiration of our national parks

Theresa May has demonstrated that national parks are inspirational and need proper funding. Continue reading

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South Downs celebrations

I spoke at the seventh anniversary event of the South Downs National Park and called for agricultural funding to be directed to public access post-Brexit. Continue reading

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Out and about at Stackpole

Ramblers’ Welsh Council was at Stackpole on the Pembrokeshire coast with great opportunities for walking. Continue reading

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Len’s copse

We celebrated Len Clark’s immense contribution to the outdoor movement, at an event organised by the National Trust at Polesden Lacey. Continue reading

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Ian Mercer: national-park giant

Ian Mercer, the first Dartmoor National Park Officer and first chief executive of the Countryside Council for Wales has died aged 83. Continue reading

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Standpipe saga

Forty years ago I was at an emergency public inquiry objecting to South West Water’s plans to rob the Dartmoor rivers. Continue reading

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Len the living legend

Len Clark is 100 today, happy birthday Len! Continue reading

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