Category Archives: walking

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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Dawn chorus days

I was up for the dawn chorus alongside a nationwide community of birdwatchers. 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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The mountains will endure

Today, on the 88th anniversary of the Kinder Scout mass trespass, we salute the brave trespassers and look forward once again to enjoying freedom of the hills Continue reading

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Dusk at the top of the wood

It was peaceful at dusk at the top of the wood. Continue reading

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