Category Archives: National trail

68th birthday of ‘a people’s charter’

Today is the 68th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. 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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No loos at Mill End

Last autumn the Culden Faw Estate acquired the car-park at Mill End.  This is at the southern end of the Hambleden Valley close to the A4094 Henley-Marlow road.  It is a great spot for walkers, giving access to the Thames … Continue reading

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Genial Geoff

Geoff Eastwood, Ramblers vice-president and East Yorkshire activist, would have been 77 today. Continue reading

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I didn’t write a word all day

Ten years ago I walked across the Pennines from Langdon Beck to Dufton, and back the next day. It was a wonderful experience. Continue reading

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Out and about at Stackpole

Ramblers’ Welsh Council was at Stackpole on the Pembrokeshire coast with great opportunities for walking. Continue reading

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Don’t break ground: H&S gone mad

Gloucestershire County Council’s contractor, Amey, has imposed ridiculous restrictions on volunteers who work on public paths. Continue reading

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