Category Archives: Peak District

A passport to heaven

Only a year ago we were celebrating the 70th anniversary of the National Parks Act in the Peak District: now we are in another era. Continue reading

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A community endeavour

It’s a year since I visited The Anglers Rest, a community hub in Bamford, Derbyshire. 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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Maxwell Ayamba: star of Sheffield

My friend Maxwell Ayamba has won the Sheffield Star’s Pride in Sheffield Award for his work in enabling people to enjoy nature and the outdoors. 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 rally to save Alport Dale

It is 20 years since the rally to save Alport Dale in the Peak District from industrial activity. Continue reading

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The spine of our movement

The Pennine Way, which runs along the spine of England, is the spine of the ramblers’ movement. Yesterday I launched a new gate at the start of the Pennine Way in Edale, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the route. … Continue reading

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