Category Archives: Open Spaces Society

Dadima’s walk

I joined Geeta Ludhra, Anjana Khatwa, and Clare Warren on Dadima’s walk in the Chilterns, for a wonderful experience. Continue reading

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The Vanguardians

On 28 May the Vanguard Way Association was formed, to oversee the 66-mile Vanguard Way between Croydon and Newhaven. Continue reading

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Kinder’s legacy

The 90th anniversary of the Kinder trespass is a chance to call for a new movement for access. Continue reading

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A milestone meeting

Fifty years ago today I first met Sylvia Sayer who inspired me to become a campaigner. I owe her so much and remember her with huge affection. Continue reading

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Access regained

Access to downland at Chawley Manor in Bucks is not to be restricted, following a campaign but the Ramblers and Open Spaces Society. Continue reading

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Access to Mountains Act: a travesty of access

The Guardian recently ran an article about the second reading of the Access to Mountains Bill 1938, but things went downhill after that. Continue reading

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Government reneges on access promises

Government seems to have broken its promises to fund public access under the new farm payment scheme. Continue reading

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We are a movement

This year’s Walkers Are Welcome towns get-together was hosted by Kington in Herefordshire. It was a great event. Continue reading

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Secret access

When continuing access restrictions were proposed on land in the Chilterns I visited and decided that such proposals were unacceptable. Continue reading

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Nottingham’s town trail

At last I was able to open Nottingham’s historic town trail which celebrates the rescue of 130 acres of green space under the 1845 Inclosure Act. Continue reading

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