Category Archives: National trail

Valiant Valerie

I learnt a great deal about my Rambler friend Valerie Plunkett at her funeral on the South Downs. Continue reading

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On Offa’s Dyke

This year’s Walkers Are Welcome towns annual get-together began with a splendid walk along Offa’s Dyke. Continue reading

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Hilltops walk

In August I walked another stretch of the Cotswold Way with Marika, taking in Cam Long Down and Stinchcombe Hill. Continue reading

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Cotswold Way at 50+

The 50th anniversary of the Cotswold Way was a glorious occasion. Continue reading

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Stepping-stones anniversary

On 11 September 1946, prime minister Clem Attlee reopened the stepping-stones over the River Mole. The Radical Ramblers celebrated the 75th anniversary. Continue reading

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The battle of Battlemead

Battlemead Common was bought by Windsor & Maidenhead Council for all residents to enjoy. It must create a path across the land to enable this to happen. Continue reading

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Thames Path at twenty five

The Thames Path National Trail is 25 years old today. A big thank you to the Ramblers and especially the late David Sharp. Continue reading

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Because of the Ramblers

Lockdown shows that, if it was not for organisations like the Ramblers, we would not have the freedom to walk today. Continue reading

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MP joins Maidenhead millennium walk

I joined the twentieth anniversary event for the Maidenhead millennium walk, devised by Maidenhead Civic Society and East Berkshire Ramblers. Continue reading

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Fifty years of the Cotswold Way

Fifty years ago today the Cotswold Way was launched, as part of the Ramblers National Footpath Week 1970. Continue reading

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