Tag Archives: access

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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Chilterns’ future

I have commented on the draft management plan for the Chilterns AONB: mostly good but too laid-back on paths and access. Continue reading

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Stonehenge shenanigans

Today is the centenary of Stonehenge’s acquisition for the nation, but before that it was the scene of access battles. Continue reading

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A welcome focus on public access

Lord Blencathra, deputy chair of Natural England, made an excellent speech about public access at the launch of the National Land Access Centre. Continue reading

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All rest-days cancelled

I joined the anti-Trump demo near Chequers today and was pleased to find that public access to Beacon Hill was not affected. Continue reading

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A seventieth birthday gift?

The government’s review of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty looks positive. We must make sure it is. Continue reading

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On the whale-backed downs

I went to the Ramblers’ Sussex Area AGM and enjoyed a walk on the downs before presenting a well-deserved volunteer award to Chris Smith. Continue reading

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