Category Archives: Peak District

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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They should have read my blog!

Last month (3 November) I deplored the failure of Natural England (NE) to provide a board member to participate in the appointment of a new chief executive officer for the Peak District National Park Authority. The park authority was rightly concerned … Continue reading

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Where is Natural England?

A prime job in the national parks’ world, chief executive of the Peak District National Park Authority, is about to be vacant. Jim Dixon, who has held the post with distinction since 2003, has decided to move on.  The park … Continue reading

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