Category Archives: Ramblers

Mr Sussex Walker

A tribute to Ben Perkins, Sussex walker and campaigner, who has died. 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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Lens in lockdown

I was delighted to judge the Devon Ramblers’ photo competition, a contribution to national Volunteers Week. 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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Lockdown path-check

One of my lockdown activities has been to check every path in the parish of Turville. I recommend local path-checking as a suitable occupation. Continue reading

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A TV opportunity

My first TV interview was 40 years ago, the day the first Dartmoor Commons Bill was rejected by parliament. Continue reading

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Essex man’s revolution

Dennis Nisbet, who campaigned for paths and access, would have been 100 on 17 April. I pay tribute to him. Continue reading

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