Tag Archives: access land

Fun part of the job

One of the best things about being a Ramblers’ trustee is the chance to visit volunteers. Continue reading

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Hazeley Heath, a special protection area

One of the best parts of my job with the Open Spaces Society is visiting commons with land managers who wish to consult us about what they hope to achieve.   I was pleased to be invited by Leigh Wallace of … Continue reading

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No way in

Although we won the right to walk on mapped access land, there is unfortunately no duty on anybody to provide a means of access to that land. Continue reading

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The decline and fall of Beacon Fell

Forty five years ago we were proud of our country parks, now the councils want to get rid of them. Continue reading

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My favourite hill? White Tor

This the walk on my favourite hill which I described in Countryfile Magazine: White Tor on Dartmoor Continue reading

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England’s coastal access STILL underplayed

They don’t learn.  Seventeen months ago (August 2014) and again seven months ago (May 2015) I criticised the government, and the Guardian through its letters page, for underplaying England’s coastal access by calling it a coastal path.  I have had to … Continue reading

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Military charade

These anniversaries make me feel old!  Forty years ago today, 25 November 1975, the Sharp Inquiry into military training on Dartmoor opened in Exeter. I was still at university and skipped some lectures to take part—because what better training could I … Continue reading

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