Category Archives: National trail

Rivers of change

I joined one of Dadima’s walks along the Thames and learnt of the creative and destructive power of rivers, in lovely company. Continue reading

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The fight over the Wolds Way’s opening 40 years ago

Today is the fortieth anniversary of the Yorkshire Wolds Way national trail, but it was the Ramblers’ alternative opening which made the headlines. Continue reading

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Unprecedented path-creation

Forty years ago the late Peter Melchett dedicated more than five miles of paths at Courtyard Farm, Norfolk, an unprecedented act of generosity. Continue reading

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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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