Category Archives: Peak District

Tony Hams remembered

Remembering Tony Hams on what would have been his 76th birthday, a great leader and a dear friend. Continue reading

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Kinder’s legacy

The 90th anniversary of the Kinder trespass is a chance to call for a new movement for access. Continue reading

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Succession matters

After three years I have relinquished the chair of Ramblers GB, but have an excellent successor in Rebecca Dawson. Continue reading

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From chemist to conservationist

Frank Beech, hon secretary of the Dartmoor Preservation Association, died 40 years ago. He was a hard act to follow, but I tried to. Continue reading

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John Foster: champion of protected landscapes

My friend John Foster, who was a pioneer for protected landscapes and access in the UK, would have been 100 today. Continue reading

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The mountains will endure

Today, on the 88th anniversary of the Kinder Scout mass trespass, we salute the brave trespassers and look forward once again to enjoying freedom of the hills Continue reading

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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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