Category Archives: Public paths

Rape of a festival footpath

Shamefully, the Herefordshire Trail was still obstructed, with oil-seed rape and two dreadful stiles, for the Herefordshire Walking Festival. Continue reading

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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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Hooray for the Dartmoor Way

I was pleased to take part in the official opening of the Dartmoor Way walking route around Dartmoor. 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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Recce for the festival

I helped my visually-impaired friend Marika Kovacs to recce the walk she is leading for the Herefordshire Walking Festival. 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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End on the upbeat

Some of my thoughts on what is special about the Ramblers as expressed to the AGM of general council. Continue reading

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Forty years with the Ramblers

Forty years ago I was first elected to the Ramblers’ executive committee (board of trustees). It was completely unexpected.
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New ways in Devon

Devon Ramblers have entered a new phase of their existence, but will continue to be effective in achieving Ramblers’ aims. 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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