Category Archives: Open Spaces Society

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 week is a long time

Last Friday’s event in Wales was my last physical meeting for an indeterminate period. Continue reading

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Marjorie Kerr: lifelong campaigner

Remembering Marjorie Kerr, a Dorset campaigner, who would have been 93 on 27 February. Continue reading

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Japan Footpath Association is ten

I made a video to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Japan Footpath Association. Continue reading

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Shield of the moor

Dartmoor’s greatest campaigner, Sylvia Sayer, died 20 years ago today. Here is a tribute. Continue reading

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For want of a footbridge

A 150-strong rally of Henley residents and others called for the missing footbridge on Fawley footpath 12 to be replaced. Continue reading

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A rare chance to thank a judge

I had the rare opportunity to thank a judge, Lord Hoffmann, for his many ground-breaking judgments on public paths and village greens. Continue reading

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