Category Archives: Yorkshire Dales

Jerry’s Way

We celebrated the life of Ramblers champion Jerry Pearlman by opening the Jerry Pearlman Way between Alwoodley and Harewood. Continue reading

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Remembering Richard Harland

Richard Harland, who died seven years ago today, was a quiet but effective campaigner for commons and access. Continue reading

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A countrystride down the Eden

The story of my podcast for Countrystride, in the Eden valley, with Mark Richards and Helen Millican. Continue reading

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Kirkby Stephen’s warm welcome

Kirkby Stephen hosted the Walkers Are Welcome Towns annual get-together this year. Continue reading

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Celebrating Jerry’s life

On 20 July 70 people gathered to remember Jerry Pearlman, former Ramblers’ solicitor and member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Continue reading

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The Dales Way at 50

I was a guest at the lunch organised by the Dales Way Association to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the way. Continue reading

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Avoid the thorny Rose and Crown

I do not recommend the Rose and Crown hotel at Bainbridge in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Continue reading

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The Stalling Busk summit

On 7 October Ramblers gathered at Stalling Busk, the tiny village in the Yorkshire Dales, to celebrate a meeting in 1996 which helped to form the access legislation we now enjoy. Continue reading

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Barn-blight volte face?

Unusually, government is listening to the people and may actually decide not to dilute planning controls in our protected landscapes. Last year the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) consulted on proposals to introduceĀ permitted development rights for redundant agricultural … Continue reading

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