Category Archives: town and village greens

Redstarter for ten

I was delighted to see my first redstart in Bucks when doing my breeding bird survey at Hazlemere on 10 April. Continue reading

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Stourside amble

A rare (for me) walk in Essex which was full of interest. Continue reading

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Hurray for a bit of scrub

A little patch of scrub made my bird survey at Hazlemere particularly rewarding. Continue reading

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A rare chance to thank a judge

I had the rare opportunity to thank a judge, Lord Hoffmann, for his many ground-breaking judgments on public paths and village greens. Continue reading

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A countrystride down the Eden

The story of my podcast for Countrystride, in the Eden valley, with Mark Richards and Helen Millican. Continue reading

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Munificent Margaret

The Open Spaces Society’s former vice-president Margaret Smith would have been 101 today. Continue reading

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One hundred Opinions

In the autumn 2018 issue of Open Space magazine I wrote my 100th Opinion article. Continue reading

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1189 & all that

Thirty years ago I wrote an Opinion piece in Open Space magazine about the importance of 1189. Continue reading

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Activist Anne Wilks’s centenary

Anne Wilks, an activist for paths and greens in East Kent, would have been 100 today, 9 November. Continue reading

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Step up for public access

For the first time Michael Gove, environment secretary, has acknowledged that public access is a public good. Continue reading

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