Category Archives: National parks

Swift action in the North York Moors

The wobbly stile I reported to the North York Moors National Park Authority in July was fixed only a month later. Continue reading

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Fun part of the job

One of the best things about being a Ramblers’ trustee is the chance to visit volunteers. Continue reading

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Ian’s day

On 10 June friends and colleagues of the late Ian Mercer gathered on Dartmoor to celebrate his life. Continue reading

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Radical Ramblers on Black Down

Black Down Common in West Sussex is a Marilyn and the trig is the highest point in the South Downs National Park Continue reading

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Labour should celebrate access achievement, but go for more

Twenty years ago Labour was elected with a promise of legislation for the right to roam. We had to hold them to it. Continue reading

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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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