Category Archives: Ramblers’ president

Peter Melchett, access champion

Peter Melchett, Ramblers’ vice-president, has died aged 70. He was a champion of access who created public paths on his farm in Norfolk. Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Peter Melchett

Peter Melchett, former president of the Ramblers, was 70 on 24 February. We have much to thank him for. Continue reading

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Wellingborough Ramblers’ 25th

I joined the Ramblers’ Wellingborough Group for their 25th anniversary dinner and spoke about the campaigning role of the Ramblers Continue reading

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A cryn shame

I am helping residents of Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire, to record paths through Weston Woods where access is threatened. Continue reading

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Upon St Crispin’s day

Six hundred years after the Battle of Agincourt (if you ignore the switch to the Gregorian calendar), on Sunday 25 October 2015, I joined Sheringham and Norwich ramblers and Cromer Walkers Are Welcome, on a walk from Cromer to Erpingham church in … Continue reading

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Wyche Way? This way!

Last Friday I cut the ribbon to launch the Wyche Way long-distance path during Kington’s four-day walking festival, and walked the first few miles. The 80-mile way runs between Kington, a Walkers Are Welcome town in Herefordshire, and Broadway Tower in Worcestershire; it can be … Continue reading

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Red-letter day on Wight

In August 2014 I stood with fellow campaigners by the notice which pronounced the closure of the Totland Bay to Colwell Bay coast path on the western side of the Isle of Wight.  We went through and scrambled up onto the … Continue reading

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