Category Archives: Public paths

Regatta rows

Thirty years ago I marched through the tent at Henley Regatta which was blocking the public footpath. Continue reading

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Mr Sussex Walker

A tribute to Ben Perkins, Sussex walker and campaigner, who has died. Continue reading

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Tetsworth bridleway reopened

I am delighted that Tetsworth bridleway 28 has been reopened. I reported it to Oxfordshire County Council as illegally obstructed with a padlock gate (two padlocks) on 25 May and again on 20 June.  In fact it was first reported … Continue reading

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Terrible Tetsworth (pathwise)

My fourth bird-survey at Tetsworth: terrible paths but they joy of a gropper. Continue reading

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Two birds with one survey

I have taken on a new site for the breeding bird survey, at Piddington in Bucks. Continue reading

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Bucks meant business

Thirty years ago, Bucks County Council was prosecuting farmers for ploughing and cropping public paths. Continue reading

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Dennis Parker: the walking wonder

Dennis Parker, stalwart of the East Riding and Derwent Area of the Ramblers and of its Beverley Group, would have been 100 today. Continue reading

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Volunteers: the Ramblers’ backbone

In Volunteers’ Week I thank those tireless Ramblers who enable us all to enjoy walking. Continue reading

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Locked out at Tetsworth

While doing a bird survey in Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, I found many problems with public paths. 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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